TV Personality Stephen “tWitch” Boss Dead At 40

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Just three days after celebrating his ninth wedding anniversary with wife Allison Holker Boss, dancer and TV personality Stephen “tWitch” Boss has passed away.

You may know tWitch from The Ellen DeGeneres Show as her lovable and talented DJ, starting his time on the show as a guest DJ in 2013. He kept being invited back until he was named her permanent DJ and stayed on for the rest of the show’s run. He even became an executive producer in 2020.

During the show’s final days, DeGeneres shared an emotional tribute to the man she had come to know and love. Because of his time on her show, America had also fallen in love with him, his wife, and their three kids.

tWitch and Allison met thanks to the dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance. Allison was in the Top 8 of Season 2 in 2006 and tWitch was the runner up of Season 4 in 2005. They were both invited back in 2010 to participate in SYTYCD All-Stars, where a spark ignited and they started dating. They got engaged three years late, on the set of a commercial where they were both dancers, and were married on December 10, 2013.

Since then, they welcomed son Maddox (born in 2016) and daughter Zaia (born in 2019). Allison already had a daughter named Weslie (born in 2008) from a previous relationship, and tWitch legally adopted her after he wed Allison.


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tWitch had a charming personality and seemed to always be a happy-go-lucky guy, but what we see on the surface is not always what is happening in real life.

On Wednesday (Dec. 14), it was revealed that tWitch had passed away. TMZ reports that on Tuesday (Dec 13), Allison ran into an LAPD station telling them that her husband had left their family home without his car, which was very unlike him. Not long after, police received a call about a medical emergency at a hotel in LA. There, tWitch was found dead by an apparent gunshot wound.

In a statement to PEOPLE on Wednesday (Dec. 14), Allison said:

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” she continued. “I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.”

She continued, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

tWitch and Allison often post dancing videos in their home, and office, and sometimes their kids even got in on the fun. We will always remember him with a smile on his face.


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Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.