The world is in shock after breaking news revealed that Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who gained popularity after he was a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance and later a DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has died.
BREAKING NEWS: Dancer and DJ ‘tWitch’ Dead at 40
According to initial reports, tWitch — who is married to fellow dancer Alison Holker — reportedly left home without his car, something his wife told the LAPD after she ran to the nearest station. Leaving home without his vehicle was unlike him. Holker was reportedly frantic as she looked for help.
TMZ further reports that shortly after Holker ran to the LAPD for help, they received reports of a shooting at a hotel. It was there police found Stephen dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“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. Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
Stephen Boss is not only survived by his wife, but also by his beloved stepdaughter and his two biological children, which he shares with Alison. Just two days ago, on Sunday, December 11, Holker took to Instagram to share a video of her and her husband dancing together like they usually do.
Holker and tWitch have been married since 2013. He was just 40 years old at the time of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Holker and the rest of tWitch’s loved ones during this heartbreaking time.
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