tWitch death: Tributes pour in for Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, dancer and DJ | Ellen Degeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and more

Tributes are pouring in following the death of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, the celebrated dancer who was additionally a DJ and producer for The Ellen Degeneres Show.

Boss, who cemented his fame as a contestant on So You Assume You Can Dance US in 2008, turning into a much-loved decide on the present within the years to return, was simply 42 when he died. A number of publications have since reported his dying as a suicide.

The dancer’s passing comes simply days after he and his spouse, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss, celebrated their ninth marriage ceremony anniversary.

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Stephen "tWitch" Boss appears at the FOX 2022 Upfront presentation in New York on May 16, 2022.
Beloved dancer and DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss died December 13 by reported suicide. (Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)

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Now tons of of followers, shut associates and members of the dance group have taken to social media to specific their sorrow on the lack of Boss.

Ellen Degeneres was one of many first to share her unhappiness.

“I am heartbroken,” she wrote in a tweet. “tWitch was pure love and light-weight. He was my household, and I beloved him with all my coronary heart. I’ll miss him. Please ship your love and assist to Allison and his lovely youngsters – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”

Jennifer Lopez, who was a co-judge with Boss on the US dance sequence World of Dance, additionally expressed her heartbreak. The pair appeared on the 2020 sequence of the present, together with judges Derek Hough and Ne-Yo.”

“Twitch was such a light-weight and a phenomenal soul… Shocked and deeply saddened. My coronary heart breaks for Twitch, his spouse and kids. Sending you’re keen on and power,” she wrote.

In the meantime, So You Assume You Can Dance US host Cat Deeley shared a heartfelt tribute to tWitch, having labored carefully with him when he entered the present as a dancer, and when he labored as a decide on the present’s panel. The pair had continued a robust friendship ever since.

“Love you a lot”….on digital camera, off digital camera and past….sending love,” she wrote. The host additionally shared a candy montage of movies of her and tWitch collectively over time.

Celebrated American dancer and TV decide Derek Hough additionally shared a tribute to his colleague and good friend.

“My coronary heart is aching for @allisonholker and their lovely household throughout this time,” Hough wrote. “My thoughts is clinging to recollections of the expensive good friend we’ve all misplaced. Once I consider Twitch I consider Knowledge, Love, Mild and Laughter.”

He continued, “He introduced pleasure to everybody he encountered and was an inspiration to all. It is gonna take a while to completely course of this. Might you relaxation in peace my good friend. We love you.”

Hough labored carefully with Boss, together with Lopez, on World of Dance.

Justin Timberlake, who knew Boss for over 20 years, expressed his shock on the information.

“It is heartbreaking to listen to that somebody who introduced a lot pleasure to a room, was hurting a lot behind closed doorways,” he wrote.

“I’ve recognized Twitch for over 20 years via the dance group – he at all times lit every thing up. You simply by no means know what somebody is de facto going via.”

Actress Viola Davis shared a message for tWitch additionally.

“THIS is heartbreaking. All of how and who we’re can’t be seen. I’m praying for his household and all of us who beloved him,” she wrote.

Actress Kerry Washington additionally shared a touching tribute.

“The world misplaced a brilliant gentle right this moment,” she wrote. “Twitch introduced pleasure and like to individuals everywhere in the world via music and thru dance. My coronary heart is heavy right this moment for his household and all of those that knew and beloved him.”

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Dancer and actress Jenna Dewan shared a really heartfelt message.

“I’m actually perplexed right this moment… Twitch was the kindest, warmest, sweetest soul I had met on this enterprise,” she wrote.

“He lifted everybody up round him. He cared deeply about others. He was a supply of inspiration to not solely the dance group however the world at massive.”

In a second tweet she added, “A real good soul and beloved by actually everybody. My entire coronary heart is with you Alison and your lovely household. RIP Twitch.”

Singer Ciara shared a tribute through Instagram.

“I’m so crushed to listen to the information that you’re not with us,” the Physique Get together singer wrote. “I’ve at all times recognized you as pleasure, laughter, good occasions, and an enormous smile! Heaven has gained an angel right this moment! Might you relaxation in paradise. Praying for your loved ones throughout this troublesome time.”

Alongside together with her tribute, Ciara shared a video of her and Boss dancing whereas backstage at The Ellen Degeneres Present.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shared his ideas on Twitter.

“Man I’m so sorry to listen to the heartbreaking information about Twitch,” he wrote. “Nice man. Sending his household all of the love, gentle, power and mana. I’ve misplaced a whole lot of associates to the battle.

“You by no means know what’s taking place between the ears. So sorry Boss household. Keep sturdy. #stephenboss

American comic Wanda Sykes additionally paid tribute, saying she was “heartbroken” on the lack of tWitch.

“Heartbroken and struggling to make sense of this great loss. tWitch’s heat and power was unmatched. Sending my like to his spouse Allison and their youngsters. In case you are struggling or in disaster, name or textual content 988, assist is accessible,” she wrote.

Actor and American TV host Mario Lopez additionally shared a message.

“Being on @TheEllenShow quite a few occasions all through the years I bought to know Twitch fairly properly. Such a pleasant & candy man. At all times glad…You by no means know what is going on on in another person’s life. Among the “happiest” persons are preventing day by day battles behind closed doorways. God Bless…” he wrote, sharing a clip of himself and Boss dancing stay on TV.

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