Stephen “tWitch” Boss was best known as the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He started DJing on the show in 2014 and also became an executive producer on the show in 2020. He stayed with the show until it ended.

Before “Ellen,” his career success really started when he competed on the show “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008. While he  didn’t win the show, he was the runner up, and he went on to use his dancing ability in several movies. He played Jason in the “Step Up” movies. He also acted in “Magic Mike XXL.”

Boss also returned to SYTYCD for the all-star season. That’s where he met the woman who would become his wife, Allison Holker, who was also competing on the show. They ended up getting married in 2013, and Boss adopted Holker’s daughter, Weslie. The couple went on to have two children together, a son named Maddox and a daughter named Zaia.

The last time TMZ saw Boss was in September. They asked him about life after “Ellen,” and he seemed happy. While he expressed that the “Ellen” show “was one of the greatest places to be in the afternoon,” he also called his current life “beautiful” and said he was “having a lot more time at home.”

Was Boss lying? Did something happen since then to change his mind about how “beautiful” life was? We don’t know. What we do know is that Boss died yesterday by suicide.

TMZ reports that in the morning on December 13, 2022, Boss’s wife arrived at an LAPD station in a panic. Boss had left home but hadn’t taken his car. She explained that was very unusual. Then, around 11:15am, a hotel in L.A. called for the paramedics. They found Boss and pronounced him dead at the scene. The cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In a statement to TMZ, Holker said, “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call or text 988 or go to

[Image credit: Instagram]