Stephen “tWitch” Boss has died from suicide.
Boss’ wife, Allison Holker Boss told People,
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. 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.
Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
Boss rose to fame as a contestant on MTV‘s The Wade Robson Project before becoming a runner-up on Star Search. He later competed on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008, ending season 4 as a runner-up and later returning as an All-Star. He was a judge when the show returned in 2022.
In 2014, Boss joined The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a guest DJ. He eventually became a permanent fixture on the series and was elevated to a co-executive producer in 2020.
The late star previously co-hosted Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings with Allison. He also appeared in many films and TV shows, including Magic Mike XXL, Modern Family and Step Up All In.
Boss is survived by his wife Allison and their children Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.