Popular dancer and choreographer Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss didn’t leave behind a will and now his widow Allison Holker is asking a California court for half of their joint estate after the beloved dancer died in December 2022.
Let us tell you, the Magic Mike XXL star passed away at the age of 40 on December 13, 2022. He did not have any legal documents at the time of his death. According to the court documents obtained by People magazine, Allison has already filed the paperwork to get control of their property, and more. Keep scrolling further to know more about the whole matter.
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ widow Allison Holker asks for half of their joint estate
Yeah, you read that right. As per the documents acquired by People magazine, the entertainer and DJ’s widow, Allison Holker, has already filed the papers in a California court in order to get a hold of half of their real estate.
It has been reported by the magazine, that Holker filed a California Spousal Property Petition in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County on Monday, which is a standard procedure in situations like this.
California law states that a surviving spouse is entitled to their spouse’s half of their joint estate once they’re deceased, the living spouse has to file the petition to prove that they actually are the spouse of the person who passed away.
The media outlet has mentioned that Holker who has filed a petition is asking for a “determination of property passing to the surviving spouse” as well as “confirmation of property belonging to the surviving spouse.” The papers state that Stephen Boss died without a will.
The filing details of the property, consist of quasi-community property, that Allison wants the court to rule she will receive as Stephen’s surviving spouse. A part of the court documents read, “This includes any interest in a trade or business name of any unincorporated business or an interest in any unincorporated business that the deceased partner was operating or managing at the time of death.”
Holker is not asking the court for administration over Stephen’s estate. The filing also includes facts about the relationship of Allison and Stephen that Holker thought are enough to prove that she is his surviving spouse. The papers note that Boss and Allison tied the knot on December 10, 2013, and had a”nil” net worth.
The Step Up: All In star didn’t get any real estate property as a gift or through joint tenancy, life insurance, or any other beneficiaries after their wedding date. The court documents also shed some light on the fact that Stephen lived in California for the entire period of their marriage, and he and Allison didn’t have any written agreements between them regarding how their properties would be divided.
The documents state, “At the date of marriage decedent owned only personal effects of little value. There are no written agreements between (Allison) and (Stephen) providing for a non-pro-rata division of the aggregate value of the community property.”
When and how did Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss die?
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss who was a DJ, freestyle hip-hop dancer, choreographer, actor, and producer left for the heavenly abode in December 2022. He passed away at the age of 40 after committing suicide.
The heartbreaking news of the former So You Think You Can Dance alum was confirmed by his partner Allison Holker to People magazine on December 12. She started the statement by saying, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us.”
The statement further read, “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.”
Holker went on to say, “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. 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.”
Allison ended her lengthy statement by sharing a message for her late husband. She concluded, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.” Soon after the news of Stephen’s demise broke out, many celebs paid their deepest condolences on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
At that time, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”
During an episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg went on to say, “This is something that broke our hearts yesterday to hear about the tragic death of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss. I loved his dancing, I loved his energy. … It really got me.”
Jennifer Lopez, who worked with tWitch on the dance reality show World of Dance, said, “Twitch was such a light and a beautiful soul… Shocked and deeply saddened. My heart breaks for Stephen “tWitch” Boss, his wife and children. Sending you love and strength.”
Questlove wrote, “I have no words man. May his family find resolution in this dark time. May we all find peace of mind in our everyday lives. Everyday is a winding road and you just may never know who is on the edge.”
If you are someone who’s having suicidal thoughts or you know someone who’s thinking about suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. You can simply text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or visit the website 988lifeline.org.