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