DJ, dancer and producer tWitch, whose actual identify is Stephen Boss, has died, in accordance with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s workplace. He was 40.
The medical expert’s workplace didn’t instantly launch a reason for dying.
Boss and his spouse, Allison Holker, are each dancers who appeared on the competitors collection “So You Assume You Can Dance?” and “Dancing with the Stars.” The couple married in 2013 and marked their ninth wedding ceremony anniversary this week. They share three kids.
Boss appeared on 5 seasons of “So You Assume You Can Dance?” and one season of “Dancing with the Stars.” He was additionally the resident DJ on the “Ellen DeGeneres Present,” which he joined in 2014.
In 2020, he was named co-executive producer of the show, and in addition crammed in as host a number of occasions. When the present ended earlier this 12 months, DeGeneres paid homage to Boss. “Over a decade in the past, I met somebody who modified my life and our present,” DeGeneres mentioned. “I am speaking about you, tWitch.” She then performed a video package highlighting his time on the present.
He has appeared in a number of films, lots of them dance-focused, like “Hairspray,” “Stomp the Yard 2,” “Magic Mike XXL” and the “Step Up” collection.
This 12 months, Boss and Holker starred alongside each other within the TV vacation particular, “The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” taking part in mother and father.
The couple usually posts movies collectively on TikTok and Instagram and have a big following. They posted a dancing video together simply two days earlier than his dying.
Final month, the pair appeared on the “Jennifer Hudson Show” and spoke about their three kids, 14-year-old Weslie, who’s from a earlier relationship of Holker’s, 6-year-old Maddox, and 3-year-old Zaia. Holker revealed on the present that they’d like to have extra kids.
Holker confirmed her husband’s dying in an unique assertion to People: “Stephen lit up each room he stepped into. He valued household, buddies and neighborhood above all else and main with love and lightweight was all the things to him. He was the spine of our household, the perfect husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers,” she mentioned.
“To say he left a legacy can be an understatement, and his optimistic impression will proceed to be felt,” she continued. “I’m sure there will not be a day that goes by that we can’t honor his reminiscence. We ask for privateness throughout this tough time for myself and particularly for our three kids.”