Hollywood ‘heartbroken’ over death of dance DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, who featured on Ellen DeGeneres’ show

Jennifer Lopez, Questlove and Michelle Obama are among the famous faces to pay tribute to American dancer and DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss, following his death at the age of 40.

The news was confirmed by his wife Allison Holker Boss on Wednesday.

He is also known for being a longtime DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres show, DeGeneres herself describing him as “pure and gentle love” and saying she will miss him “with all her heart”. heart”.

Many US outlets reported that Boss died by suicide, citing the LA County Medical Examiner.

Sharing a post on her Instagram page, Lopez wrote: “Twitch is a gentle and beautiful soul. Shocked and extremely sad.

“My heart breaks for @sir_twitch_alot, his wife and children. Sending you love and strength.”

Justin Timberlake reflected that “you never know what someone is really going through” in his own online tribute.

He wrote: “It is heartbreaking to know that the person who brought so much joy to the room is hurting so much behind closed doors.

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“I have known Twitch for over 20 years in the dance community – he always lights things up. You just never know what someone is really going through.

He added: “Take care of yourself. LOVE the person in the mirror. Check your people.

“Sending light to his beautiful family during this dark, confusing time. You will be missed, sir. Rest easy.

Oscar-winning musician Questlove wrote, “Rest in peace in Melody Twitch.”

Former first lady Michelle Obama said she was “heartbroken” to hear the news.

“I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of Stephen ‘tWitch; Boss, who I’ve known for years through Let’s Move! initiatives and visits to The Ellen Show,” she said.

“My heart goes out to his wife, Allison, and his three children during this difficult time.”

Musician and producer Finneas wrote: “Rest in peace Stephen Boss ‘Twitch. I am heartbroken for his family.”

The Kardashian-Jenner couple, Kris Jenner, said her heart was “heavy” after the news.

“tWitch has brought so much laughter and joy to so many people and I am so grateful and blessed to have had the time with him on the Ellen Show that I did,” she wrote on Instagram.

“He was always so kind and wonderful. What a special soul. I am heartbroken and my heart goes out to his beautiful wife, Alison, and their children Weslie, Maddox and Zaia. I am praying for all of you and sending my love.”

Boss began his tenure at The Ellen Show in 2014 and was later promoted to co-executive producer in 2020.

In a post on Twitter, DeGeneres, 64, wrote: “I am heartbroken. tWitch is pure love and light.

“He is my family, and I love 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.”

In addition to his work with DeGeneres, Boss was a runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance and appeared in films including Step Up: All In and Magic Mike XXL.

Magic series star Mike Channing Tatum said he was “speechless” after hearing the news.

“I have no opinion. None at all,” he wrote on Instagram.

“My head or my heart cannot understand this. There are so many… I don’t know where to start.

“I love you. I’ll see you again, my friend. Until then.”

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Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss talks to David Harbor while guest-hosting an episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show (Michael Rozman/Warner Bros/PA)

In a statement posted to People.com, tWitch’s wife said: “It is with the heaviest heart that I must share that my husband Stephen has left us.

“Stephen lights up every room he walks into.

“He values ​​family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light is everything to him.

“He is the breadwinner of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”

The boss posted dance videos on TikTok with his wife, also a professional dancer, and their children as guests.

He lives with his wife and three children.

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