The popular dancer, choreographer, actor, and producer, best known for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” passed away on Wednesday at the age of 40. Hollywood paid tribute to him on social media on Wednesday.
Following the news of Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ passing, members of Hollywood’s entertainment, music, and dance communities shared memories, tributes, and condolences on Wednesday. These individuals included Andy Lassner, executive producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Questlove, and Kerry Washington.
Abby Holker In a statement that honoured his life and legacy, Boss, the adored dancer, choreographer, actor, and producer’s wife and mother of their three children, announced the news of his passing at the age of 40. According to his rep, Boss committed suicide after being discovered in a hotel room in Los Angeles.
“Stephen brought light into every space he entered. Above all else, he valued his family, friends, and community. He believed that the best way to lead was to lead with love and light. According to Holker Boss, a reality star pro dancer who met her husband on So You Think You Can Dance, “He was the foundation of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his admirers.” “To say he left a legacy is an understatement, and his beneficial influence will endure. There won’t be a day that goes by that we don’t remember him, I’m positive of that.
The condolences and memories started pouring in on Wednesday morning, including from longtime Ellen executive producer Andy Lassner, who solemnly wrote, “Rest, my buddy.” Ellen DeGeneres, the host of the programme and a comedian, posted her own comment to Instagram, saying, “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was only pure light and love. I had nothing but love to give him because he was my family. He will be missed. Please send Allison and his lovely children Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia your love and support.
The hip-hop dancer, who became famous after winning the competition series So You Think You Can Dance, started out as a guest DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He stayed on the talk show for nine years, rising to the position of co-executive producer, before DeGeneres and her show decided to end their run earlier this year.
Boss’ dancing career first caught the attention of TV viewers when he participated as a contestant on season four of So You Think You Can Dance in 2008. The Ellen Show may have since become his most well-known gig. Leah Remini expressed her “heartbreak” over the demise of her colleague So You Think You Can Dance judge in a long eulogy, saying that Boss’ passing “will forever leave a hole in our hearts.”
“tWitch was always extremely gracious to me and everyone who put in so much effort in the background. During commercial breaks, tWitch played and engaged with his viewers in the crowd, and he also offered encouragement to each contender. He was so passionate about helping artists and the contestants on the show, she continued. “tWitch loved Allison, his wife, and their three children more than anything else. He often spoke about them with great pride.
Fox Entertainment, 19 Entertainment, and Dick Clark Productions all made statements to The Hollywood Reporter in which they claimed they would “always remember Stephen “tWitch” Boss for the light and joy he brought into our lives and into the hearts of so many.” We mourn with his family, loved ones, and fans at this awful, heartbreaking loss of such a brilliant, unmistakable talent, and dear friend. ‘tWitch,’ you will be sorely missed.
It was “heartbreaking to learn that someone who brought so much joy to a room, was struggling so much behind closed doors,” wrote musician and dancer Justin Timberlake on Wednesday. Through the dance community, I’ve known Twitch for more than 20 years; he always brightened up the place.