Celebrity judges from So You Think You Can Dance took to social media to specific their condolences following the loss of life of Stephen “DJ tWitch” Boss, who received his Hollywood begin on the truth present and handed away from suicide on Tuesday, Dec. 13 on the age of 40. The tributes poured in from the likes of JoJo Siwa, Paula Abdul, Leah Remini, Maddie Ziegler and plenty of extra, as tWitch not solely was a competitor and mentor on SYTYCD, however he was additionally the resident DJ for 8 years on the vastly fashionable Ellen DeGeneres Show.
JoJo, who sat subsequent to tWitch on the judging panel for Season 17 of SYTYCD, shared a heartbreaking picture album to her Instagram, the place she even dances with him to a vacation tune in a single clip. “My coronary heart is past damaged.💔😭 twitch was a greatest buddy and a mentor not simply to me however to SO many. I’ll always remember our time attending to work collectively on SYTYCD, he turned such a lightweight in my life, somebody I’ve appeared as much as since I used to be born turned one in every of my greatest buddies,” the Dance Moms alum wrote. “Twitch all the time had the perfect recommendation. We had SO many laughs, smiles, and even cries collectively. I do know you’re in a greater place now however man we’re all gonna miss the hell outta you”
The “Boomerang” singer concluded by sending her like to tWitch’s household — spouse Allison and children Weslie, Maddox and Zaia — and referencing a non-public joke between the pair. “Forever the worlds dance dad. Love you brother.🙏🏼 RIP the legendary Stephen Twitch Boss❤️” she signed off.
Leah had as a lot a entrance seat to tWich’s awesomeness as JoJo did, because the actress additionally sat subsequent to him whereas they shared the judging panel. On her Instagram, she additionally shared an lovely carousal of snaps and movies of her time with tWitch, one in every of which had him displaying her methods to preserve the beat by clapping. “tWitch was all the time so form to me and everybody who labored so onerous behind the scenes,” Leah wrote. “tWitch was the man who performed and interacted along with his followers within the viewers throughout industrial breaks, and he inspired all of the contestants when the cameras weren’t rolling.”
“Rest simple, tWitch; you’ll go away a giant gap in lots of hearts,” Leah concluded. “My coronary heart goes out to his household, his buddies, and to the many individuals whom he impressed.”
After judging opponents on American Idol, Paula received to do the identical on So You Think You Can Dance…and made buddies with tWitch within the course of. “I’m devastated to listen to the information about Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ passing,” Paula posted on her Instagram. “tWitch greeted the world day-after-day with a stupendous smile that was a direct reflection of his stunning coronary heart. He was a beacon of sunshine and a real expertise whose legacy and impression will reside on within the dance neighborhood. Sending a lot love and prayers to his stunning spouse Allison and their kids. May he relaxation in peace 🙏🏼🕊️”
Adam Shankman, who was a decide on SYTYCD and labored with tWitch on movie initiatives, additionally took to his Instagram to share his emotions alongside an exquisite slide present of the late father and husband. “We have seen and been part of a lot collectively,” Adam wrote. “If you swipe right here’s a pic from #hairspray costume assessments, and so on….you had been all the time so particular. From that household, to our so that you assume you may dance household, to our step up household, to your personal household. Yea, that was your best function: husband and father. Also, now and eternally, candy buddy. Heaven simply received a bit funkier. We will all miss you twitchy. 💔”
On Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Sergeant Borihana informed Itsnews that tWitch had died from suicide at a resort close to Los Angeles. “The decedent’s loss of life was dominated a suicide and no foul play was concerned,” Borihana mentioned. Another supply additionally confirmed to Itsnews that tWitch died by suicide.
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