That’s How ‘Ellen’ DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss died

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

In the years between 2014 and 2022, Boss worked on Ellen. A year later, he became an executive producer.

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.”

“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.”

Holker, who co-hosted Disney+’s Disney Fairy Tale Weddings with her husband, concluded, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.’

As a dancer, Boss first became known as a semifinalist on The Wade Robson Project and then on Star Search. During season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance, he finished as runner-up alongside Joshua Allen, the series’ winner. 

The hip-hop dancer has appeared on the show as an All Star, a mentor, and a judge since it debuted in 2002. In 2015, Boss wrote weekly blog posts about the contestants while he was a mentor for season 12.

He could also be seen sashaying his way onto the big screen in numerous dance movies, such as 2010’s Step Up 3D, 2012’s Step Up Revolution, 2014’s Step Up All In, and 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, when he wasn’t dazzling audiences on TV. A 2018 episode of Modern Family and Ghostbusters also featured him.

He is survived by his wife, with whom he recently celebrated his ninth wedding anniversary, as well as his three children: Weslie, 14; Maddox, 6; and Zaia, 3.

Cause of Death:

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, famously known for working as the DJ on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, died at 40. The sudden death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss is raising several questions. He was found dead in a hotel in LA, and the cause of death was reportedly a 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.

The sudden death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss is raising several questions. He was found dead in a hotel in LA, and the cause of death was reportedly a suicide.

Stephen Boss was Found dead in an LA Hotel.

• The famous DJ’s wife, Allison Holker, went to Police Station to file a complaint that he suddenly left without taking his car.

• A few hours later, around 11:15 PM, paramedics received a call about a medical emergency at an L.A Hotel.

• They rushed to the place and found Stephen on the floor from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

• The paramedics pronounced him dead on the spot.


Ellen’s DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss had an interesting life outside of his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Boss began his dancing career at a young age. He appeared in various music videos and television shows before landing his big break as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance in 2009. Since then, Boss had a successful career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and actor. He worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Justin Timberlake, Pink, and Christina Aguilera. In addition to his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Boss was also a co-host of the web series Ellen’s Design Challenge. 

Mental Illness

Mental illness is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of mental health conditions. Some mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, are relatively common, while others, such as schizophrenia, are less so.

DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss was one of the many celebrities who have opened up about their experiences with mental illness. In a recent interview, tWitch spoke candidly about his battle with depression and anxiety. “I’ve been through some really tough times in my life,” he said. “I’ve been through depression and anxiety and all that stuff.” tWitch went on to say that his mental illness was something that he had to “work through” and that it was “tough” but “worth it.”

He also urged others struggling with mental illness to seek help and not be afraid to ask for it. “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.” DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss was just one of many celebrities who have spoken out about their experiences with mental illness in recent years. His openness about his battle with depression and anxiety will hopefully inspire others to seek help if they struggle with mental health issues.

  1. May every sunrise hold more promise, every moon rise hold more peace. They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. ✝️

  2. My heart is broken… A beautiful soul with the light of a thousand stars has left our world. I can’t begin to understand why, but just know that I send my love and healing to his family. Twitch, I love you… rest in peace.

  3. Why would she run to the police because he didn’t take his car to me that is suspicious. There must’ve been an argument or some thing to make her run to the police report. He left without taking his car. Something just doesn’t seem right here.

    1. Interesting!! We won’t know the full story sadly. However, a normal argument wouldn’t lead someone to book a hotel room to kill themselves. It must’ve been a build up specially they’ve just celebrated 9yrs. It’s very sad coz suicide is bad….

    2. Stop she knows him. est that’s why the put this hear for you to know they dont have to let no body in there life yall always want too know too much but if they had said drugs it would be oh yeah that’s it depression anxiety is an illness and that’s that go check on your friends sorry it a bit much agian condolences to his family

  4. I lost my wife and daughter due to overdose . Both suffered from anxiety and depression also mental illness.
    Prayers and heart felt sorrow to his wife and children .May he be at peace 🙏

  5. So deeply saddened, my heart goes out to his family and friends, it’s really tough to fight through anxiety and depression. It’s real A lot of people don’t understand that. May he Rest In Peace🙏

  6. I’ve suffered with depression and I’ve tried many times to commit suicide I know one time I reached out to a hotline for help and I took it but in three yrs. I was mentally and verbally abused and the depression came back I stopped cleaning up I stopped cooking etc.its a hard thing to deal with I left my children got me a plane ticket to get away from all of that it’s been 4months and I’m going back home soon I’ve had some fall downs but I’m okay now to do this it’s going to be hard to starty life over but if I can’t I know I have my children to go and talk to

  7. He was a kind, loving man to his friends and family, he will be missed by everyone who had known him ❤❤❤❤ R.I.P. Dear Friend
    Until we meet again in dance heaven !!!

  8. Please know that he’s at peace from whatever he was struggling with. It was unfortunate that he did not leave or portray any kind of indication that would lead ro this from what I have read. Something is completely off. Was there indications of anyone else with him that evening if he was in a hotel? I hate ro think so and see no reason but you never know. Why her running to the police is in question is beyond me. Of course you would if something such as this happened ro your loved one’s. There are ALOT of people where the thoughts have crossed their mind on leaving this God forsake world, it’s literally gone to hell.

  9. Only God and twitch know’s what happen please stop trying to assume what u think one know’s but God Almight and himself what was going thru his mine and heart .sorry for your loss family !!

  10. Wow! I suffer from depression and anxiety and I am on meds for it. There are times that I thought to take my life, but God, he has saved me many times from those thoughts. I think about maybe I’m better off out of this world but than I think about my family me children especially what that would do to them and my grandchildren and I immediately put my attention on something else. I call my therapist, my girlfriends and just talk. It’s unfortunate how dark a place depression is. My prayers go out to his wife and children. May God give you the strength to see a light and comfort you all. My condolences

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