Hollywood A-listers from all walks of life have shared their thoughts in the wake of Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ tragic passing. He died by suicide when he was 40 years old.
The former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ’s wife, Allison Holker Boss, confirmed the news in a touching message sent on Wednesday.
Allison, 34, said of her husband, “I have to tell my spouse Stephen has left us with the heaviest of hearts.”. Every room Stephen entered was filled with light. He placed the highest value on his community, family, and friends.
He thought the best way to lead was with love and light. He was our family’s rock, the best husband and father, and an example to those who followed him.
It would be an understatement to say that he left a legacy, and his positive impact will endure. I’m sure there won’t be a day that we don’t think of him. “.
A-listers in Hollywood expressed their sorrow as soon as word of the So You Think You Can Dance judge’s passing spread.
The creator of the program and a judge on it, Nigel Lythgoe, expressed his “heartbreak and grief” and said he was “at a loss to understand how someone as adored and inspirational to so many people as Stephen was would feel they are in such a dark place that they have no choice but to take their life. “.
He said, “With Twitch, it’s incomprehensible to me.”. “He always had a smile on his face. Everyone he met thought highly of him. Thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Allison, and their children on this terrible day for the dance community.
Knowing that mental illness is a severe issue that frequently goes unnoticed by our loved ones is crucial. Even though this is a joyful time of year for most of us, tension and unfavourable emotions seem to be more intense in some people. “.
My heart is destroyed,” Tiffany Maher, a fellow SYTYCD alumna, told PEOPLE. Stephen “Twitch” is a prime illustration. He was very motivating and pleasant. I’m glad I got to meet him. He will always be remembered and missed. We are keeping Allison and their kids in our prayers. “.
We will never forget Stephen “tWitch” Boss because of the joy and happiness he brought into our lives and so many others, according to Fox Entertainment, 19 Entertainment, and Dick Clark Productions to PEOPLE. We lament the loss of such a great, undeniable talent and close friend, along with his family, loved ones, and fans. You will be missed, ‘tWitch. “.
Dr Boss’ mentor, Tommie Tonea Stewart, also sent a message to PEOPLE expressing his sorrow over his passing. “Today, a gifted man who had a wonderful heart and a large following of people who loved him passed away. When Stephen smiled, it was contagious and sincere, and it made everyone around him happy. Even though Stephen’s passing saddens us, we will always cherish his generosity and spirit for what he gave to the arts and how they touched our lives. ”.
Social media was also flooded with condolences. Ellen DeGeneres responded to the shocking news in her heartfelt statement and with a picture of the couple hugging.
“I’m heartbroken. “tWitch was pure light and love. She published it on Instagram. “Since he was my family, I could only give him love. He is going to be sorely missed. Please express your love and support for Allison and his three lovely children, Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia. “.
The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, who frequently made appearances on the Ellen show, posted an Instagram picture of Boss’s family with the caption, “I was heartbroken to learn about the passing of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, who I got to know over the years through my Let’s Move! Initiative and visits to The Ellen Show. “.
“Stephen was a dynamic individual who ensured everyone in his presence experienced the kindness and joy he radiated. He infused his spirit into every dance, DJ set, and an artistic endeavour he produced. My deepest sympathies are extended to his wife, Allison, and their three children, Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia. “If you’re hurting and need someone to talk to, please know that you are never alone. Always available to lend a hand is someone. Dial 988 to reach the crisis and suicide hotline by phone or text. “.
Throughout her time in the World of Dance, Jennifer Lopez collaborated with Boss on numerous Instagram posts. “Twitch has such a lovely and brilliant soul. Heartbroken and astonished. She wished @sir twitch a lot, his wife, and their kids “love and strength.”.