So, the ‘Ellen’ DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss has died at 40

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, the legendary TV producer and DJ, passed away tragically.

From 2014 to 2022, Boss had been working on Ellen and after one year, Boss became an executive producer on the show.

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Allison Holker, the television host’s wife, confirmed his death on Wednesday to PEOPLE

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband, Stephen, has left us,” Holker told the outlet. “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.”

DJ Stephen with son

“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” she added. “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.”

American dancer, choreographer, and actress named Allison Holker, who used to co-host Disney+’s Disney Fairy Tale Weddings with her husband, wrote in her statement, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you and I will always save the last dance for you.”

As a dancer Boss first rose to fame on The Wade Robson Project as a semifinalist and later on Star Search. In 2008, during the So You Think You Can Dance, season 4, he ended up as runner-up with the series winner, Joshua Allen.

DJ Stephen 'tWitch’ Boss has died at 40

The American freestyle hip-hop dancer has appeared on the show as an All-Star, a mentor, a judge since it began in the year 2002. When he was a mentor on season 12, Boss started writing weekly blog posts about the contestants.

Stephen had made his way onto the big screen in several dance movies including 2010’s Step Up 3D, 2012’s Step Up Revolution, 2014’s Step Up All In, and 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, during that time he was not entertaining audience on Television. He was also featured in a 2018 episode of Modern Family and Ghostbusters.

His wife was his biggest support because of her he survived. Recently he was seen celebrating his ninth wedding anniversary with his wife and three children, 14-years-old Wesile, 6-yeqrs-old Maddox, and 3-years-old Zaia.

Cause of Death:

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who is popularly known for his working as the DJ on The  Ellen DeGeneres Show’, has recently died at the age of 40, his sudden death raised so many questions. Stephen “tWitch” Boss found dead in a hotel in LA, and according to the reports he committed suicide.

Allison Holker, the television host’s wife, confirmed his death on Wednesday to PEOPLE. In her statement, A cause of death was not provided in her statement, but TMZ has reported that Boss died by suicide.

Stephen’s wife, Allison Holker went to the Los Angeles Police Department for filing a complaint that his husband uncharacteristically left home without taking his car.

After a few hours, nearly at 11:15 PM, paramedics got a call that there was a medical emergency at an LA Hotel.

They immediately went there and found Stephen’s body on the floor an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The paramedics instantly declared Boss dead on the spot.


The famous DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss was living a very interesting life apart from his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and he began his career as a dancer at a very young age. Before landing his big break by becoming a contestant on the show, So You Think You Can Dance in 2009, Boss had already appeared in several TV shows and music videos. Later he had a great career as a skilled dancer, choreographer, and an actor. Boss also worked with so many famous names in the entertainment industry in which Justin Timberlake, Pink, and Christina Aguilera are included. Furthermore, along with The DeGeneres Show he also co-hosted the web series named Ellen’s Design Challenge.

Mental Illness

Mental illness is a state in which a person is unable to do anything to stay happy because of destructive thoughts. It includes a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety which are very common, while many are less such as schizophrenia.

Boss was one of the many famous personalities who openly talked about their mental health issues and the things they experienced. Recently, while giving an interview he shared his battle after having depression and anxiety. “I have been going through a really hard time in my life” tWitch told.

“I’ve been through depression and anxiety and all that stuff.”

he further added that his mental illness was something he couldn’t ignore because he had to “work through” and that it was “tough” but “worth it.”

He also motivated others to talk about it openly and seek help if they are having a mental illness because it is not something to be afraid of.

“If you’re going through something, don’t be afraid to ask for help,” he said. “There’s no shame in it. It’s okay not to be okay.”

Like many other celebrities ‘tWitch’ Boss also shared his experiences regarding mental illness in recent years. His experience which he shared about his struggle with depression and anxiety will definitely help others and will inspire them to ask help for it if they are having mental health issues.

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