DJ of “Eileen” Show, Stephen “Twitch” Boss, dies at 40

His wife announced Wednesday that Stephen “tWitch” Boss, a longtime DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres talk show, has passed away.

He was 40 years old.

Boss died by suicide, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.

He was pronounced dead just before 11:30 a.m. local time Tuesday in Encino, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s spokesperson. Online records list the place of death as a “hotel/inn”.

The President’s wife, Allison Holker Boss, with whom he shares three children, released a statement regarding her husband’s death.

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss in 2018.Martin de Boer/NBC

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must share my husband Stephen who has left us,” she said. “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.”

Holker Boss said her husband values ​​his family, friends and community, adding that “leading with love and light is everything to him.”

And she continued, saying: “I am sure that there will not be a day that we will not respect his memory,” noting that the family is asking for privacy. “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save you for the last dance.”

Boss joined “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as a guest DJ in 2014, according to Deadline. He became an executive producer on the show in 2020.

Boss was a former contestant on the dance competition show “So You Think You Can Dance” and has appeared in several “Step Up” movies, according to his IMDb profile.

He and his wife, a dancer who appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance,” posted a video of them dancing in front of their Christmas tree to their Instagram accounts on Sunday.

Both of them also uploaded posts on Instagram to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary earlier this week.

In the Holker Boss post, she wrote: “Saying yes to @sir_twitch_alot was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life!! I feel so blessed and loved!! I love you baby and will never take you or our love for granted! I love you.”

Tributes poured in on Boss on Wednesday.

Ellen DeGeneres said she was “heartbroken” by the news of the Boss’ death, calling it “love pure and light.”

She shared a photo of her with the Boss cuddling and wrote: “He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Alison and his beautiful kids — Wesley, Maddox, and Zaya.”

Warner Bros. remembered. Television Group called the Chief “a multi-faceted talent and an integral part of The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.

“He had the ability to bring communities of people together every day to share in joy and laughter. Most importantly, he was a beloved friend, husband and father.”

Former “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Paula Abdul said: “The Witch greeted the world every single day with a beautiful smile that was a direct reflection of his beautiful heart. He was a beacon of light and true talent whose legacy and influence will live on in the dance community.”

Andy Lassner, who was previously an executive producer on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” tweeted a Photo About himself, Boss and DeGeneres with the caption: “Rest my friend.”

Singer and TV personality Tamar Braxton commented on Holker Boss’ latest Instagram post, saying, “My heart is broken. I am so sorry.”

Actress Olivia Munn also commented on the post: “Oh my gosh…my whole heart is with you and your family.”

Actress Viola Davis said she was “at a loss for words right now,” adding that she was “praying for his family and loved ones.”

Jada Pinkett Smith appeared in Magic Mike with the Boss.

I woke up this morning to the news of tWitch’s passing. “My heart aches for his wife Alison and their children Wesley, Maddox and Zaya,” she wrote in an Instagram post that included a photo of her with the president and Donald Glover.

“We had so many good times on the set of Magic Mike. He was so sweet, kind and generous. So many people suffer in silence. I wish he knew he didn’t have to,” Pinkett-Smith added.

If you or someone you know is going through a crisis, call 988 to access the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also contact the network, formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255or text HOME to 741741 or visit For additional resources.

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