"Ellen" and "So You Think You Can Dance" Star Stephen "tWitch" Boss Dead at 40

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: Stephen tWitch Boss
Stephen “tWitch” Boss has died on the age of 40. The dancer first rose to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance” as a contestant, shortly changing into a beloved fan favourite. In 2014, he joined “The Ellen Degeneres Show” because the present’s DJ. TMZ was first to report his passing, which was an obvious suicide.

His spouse Allison Holker confirmed his dying in an announcement to PEOPLE, saying partly, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I’ve to share my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up each room he stepped into. He valued household, pals and neighborhood above all else and main with love and lightweight was all the things to him. He was the spine of our household, the very best husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers.”

“To say he left a legacy can be an understatement, and his constructive influence will proceed to be felt,” Holker, 34, continued. “I’m sure there will not be a day that goes by that we cannot honor his reminiscence. We ask for privateness throughout this troublesome time for myself and particularly for our three youngsters.” She added, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I’ll at all times save the final dance for you.”

Boss and Holker, was can be a former “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant, married in 2013. They share three youngsters. Together, Boss and Holker hosted “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” on Freeform and later Disney+. Their household lives in Los Angeles. The couple usually shared movies of their dancing on TikTok. They additionally star in Disney+’s “The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” launched Nov. 25.

Boss was the runner-up on his season of “SYTYCD,” however he continuously appeared on the present as an All-Star dancer and even served as a decide for the competitors, and among the routines he was a part of are among the many present’s most beloved. Before his time on the truth present, he appeared in 2007’s “Blades of Glory” and “Hairspray” as a dancer. He additionally acted in 2010’s “Stomp the Yard: Homecoming” and in a number of movies within the Step Up franchise. His largest movie function got here in 2015’s “Magic Mike XXL” as Malik.

Back in May, Boss mirrored on the “Ellen” present coming to an finish. He informed E! News on the time that he’d miss laughing a lot, saying, “Ellen and I’ve a bunch of inside jokes that occurred through the present. We simply chuckle and chuckle and chuckle.”

He additionally mentioned he appreciated that the present usually featured “regular folks doing tremendous extraordinary issues” and that he hoped that different reveals would take up that mantle. “I actually hope that we’ll see much more locations, whether or not it’s in speak present type or what, shining a lightweight on bizarre folks doing unimaginable issues for folks to be able to assist them as a result of it is greater than us,” he mentioned.

If you or a beloved one are experiencing suicidal ideation or are in danger, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a number of assets and a 24/7 lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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