Celebrities show their love and support for Allison Holker Boss in the wake of the unexpected death of her husband, Stephen “tWitch” Boss.

Following the suicide of The Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ on Tuesday, Allison told PEOPLE on Wednesday that she had to “announce my husband Stephen has left us” with “the heaviest of hearts.”.

Allison, 34, said exclusively to PEOPLE that Stephen “brightened up every room he went into. His family, friends, and community were what he valued most in life. He thought the best way to lead was to do so in light and with love. He was the backbone of our family, the ideal husband and father, and a role model for his followers. “.

“To say he left a legacy and his positive influence will be an understatement,” she continued. I’m sure that there won’t be a day that we don’t think of him. We respectfully ask for your privacy as this is difficult for our three children and me. “.

As she wrapped up her remarks, Allison said, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I’ll permanently save the last dance for you.

On the couple’s most recent Instagram post, a video of them dancing together just two days earlier, several famous people left Allison heartfelt and motivating comments as she mourned the loss.

Denise Richards wrote that she was “extremely saddened” by the news.

Richards remarked, “I’d frequently show my husband your movies. ” “You two were obviously in love and had a close relationship. I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through. We offer you and your family our deepest condolences. “.

Oh, Allison, how I adore you. Olivia Munn added, “Oh my God, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,” to a piece written by Ashley Graham. “.

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“That can’t be true,” Maddie Ziegler commented. I’m sending nothing but love to you, Allison, and your beautiful children. Sister of Maddie, Kenzie Ziegler, responded, “Sending so much love to you and your family Allison. “.

Chelsea Handler wrote, “Sending you all my love on and on.

With a dove of peace and prayer hands, former bachelor Matt James responded to Emmanuel Acho’s three red broken heart emojis.

This is so sad, said Christy Carlson Romano. “May angels spread their wings around your family. I’m sending you so much love. “.

Niecy Nash observed, “Your husband’s happiness is infectious. I’m sorry he had to experience this. For your family, we are praying. “.

I’m so sorry, and may God bless you and your lovely family. Snooki Polizzi responded, “I am so profoundly sad for your loss,” to which Nicole from Jersey Shore Jenni “JWoww”, Farley added.

In a message addressed to Allison’s family, Tamar Braxton sent his “prayers,” writing, “Sisssssster, my heart is crushed,” according to Larsa Pippen. I am so very sorry. “.

Kyle Richards expressed his sympathy for the victim’s loss and said, “It’s tragic. Your lovely family is receiving my light and love.

So You Think You Can Dance co-alumnus Alex Wong expressed his “sad heart,” and Sharna Burgess of Dancing with the Stars said it “really doesn’t seem true” that Boss had passed away.

Please tell us how we can help you the most. We are sending you and your children a lot of love. Allison, I’m genuinely sorry.

We are all devastated, said High School Musical actor Monique Coleman. My deepest sympathies to you, Allison, and so much love. “.

Boss rose to fame by competing in various talent competitions, with So You Think You Can Dance being the most well-known. After finishing second at the season’s conclusion in 2008, he played in an All-Star game. He was a judge in 2022 when the show returned.

His appearance as a DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later brought him more attention. Later, just before the May 2020 season finale of the show, he was promoted to co-executive producer.

Boss is left in Allison’s care, and their children Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.