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DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss Dead At 40 By Suicide

DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss, DJ and executive producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is dead! It is confirmed that the 40-year-old artist committed suicide Tuesday (Dec. 13) by a self-inflicted gunshot. The news of his death was confirmed by his wife, Allison Holker. Read on to know more about his career.

Stephen Found Dead in An L.A Hotel…

DJ Stephen, known for his work on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, committed suicide Tuesday (Dec. 13) at the age of 40. Law enforcement revealed that his wife, Allison Holker rushed to an LAPD station, informing that Stephen left home without his car, and something was off about it.

Later, the police receievd a call about a shooting at an L.A hotel, and found Stephen’s dead body there. It has been revealed that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Stephen. also known as “tWitch” Boss, became famous as the DJ and executive producer of Ellen DeGeneres’s show.

Celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to the dancer and DJ. Josh Benson wrote, “BREAKING. Stephen tWitch Boss, the famed DJ on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show, is dead at age 40 – and according to TMZ, it appears to be a suicide. #RIP #Twitch.” DJ Paul wrote, “Damn this is sad news. sending prayers to Stephen “tWitch” Boss’s family and friends. RIP TWITCH.” Ellen DeGeneres hasn’t commented on his death yet. 

Stephen’s Career And Family

The news of Stephen’s traumatic death was confirmed by his wife, Allison Holker, who released a statement:  “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share that my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he stepped into.”

Speaking about his dedication towards his family, she wrote: He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and the 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,” said Allison whose Christmas has turned into an absolute nightmare. She also revealed that she’s certain that there won’t be a day “that goes by that we won’t honour his memory”. Stephen’s wife asked for privacy during this difficult time.

She concluded, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.” Allison is survived by his wife and three children, Weslie (14), Maddox (6) and Zaia (3). Stephen began DJing on “Ellen” in 2014 and remained a part of the daytime talk show until it wrapped up in 2022. Ellen DeGeneres also declared him an executive producer of the show.

If you’re not aware, Stephen grew up in Alabama and went on to study dance at Southern Union State Community College before shifting to Chapman University. He got married to Allison Holker in 2013 and began working on the “Ellen” show the next year. The couple is known for hosting the Disney+ docuseries “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.”

During the early start of his career, Boss finished in second place on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 4. He also worked as an extra in movies like “Hairspray” and “Blades of Glory”, and he landed lead roles in “Magic Mike XXL” and “Step Up 3D”. He is also remembered for his work in films like “Love”, “Bones”, “Ghostbusters” and “Famous in Love”.

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I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.


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