A former “Bachelorette” contestant shared a powerful post on social media after learning of the sudden death of a friend and fellow entertainer. Tyler Cameron didn’t deserve Hannah Brown’s final rose during her season a few years ago, but he has remained a Bachelor Nation fan favorite. Until his December 14 Instagram post, many of his fans may not have realized that he met and formed a friendship with former ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ star Stephen “tWitch” Boss died by suicide earlier this week.
Here’s what you need to know:
Tyler Cameron and Stephen “tWitch” Boss filmed a show together
in the Cameron’s December 14 Instagram postHe noted that he first met Boss while doing the Fox reality TV show “The Real Dirty Dancing.” The show was only a few episodes long and aired in February, and it seems Cameron and Boss really bonded while filming the series.
“We have lost a great leader, great entertainer, father, husband and friend to anyone who needs one,” Cameron wrote in his tribute post. The former “Bachelorette” star noted that he was “lucky” to have met Boss while filming the Fox series and “he was our leader and all our big brothers on this journey.” Cameron wrote about how he enjoyed watching Boss and how he behaved, adding, “He respected everyone and treated everyone with instant love and compassion, no matter how high or low you were on the totem pole during this production.”
The “Bachelorette” star also wrote that he saw Boss as “someone I wanted to emulate” because of everything he saw of the dancer during filming. Their connection lasted even after filming, it seemed. “He sent me a bat signal with a picture of a glowing bud and that meant the day was over and it was time to chop it up,” Cameron recalled.
Cameron recalled “wisdom and compassion” from Boss
The Instagram post Cameron shared contained several photos and a short video, and began with an amazing photo of Boss on set. The last image was a screenshot of a text message exchange between the two men. It showed one holding a bottle of Bud Light and the other responding, “I’ll come and join you. What’s your room number.” The former “Bachelorette” star shared that they “did everything through. He guided me through the things I’ve been through in my life with so much wisdom and compassion.” Cameron also referred to Boss as the “greatest leader we could [have] had going through this show,” and he could only imagine what kind of leader Boss was at his family home.
“People come into your life and make an immediate impact, and that was Twitch. He’s made a difference in his 40 years on this earth,” Cameron explained, urging his followers to look after their loved ones and learn from them. In less than 24 hours, Cameron’s Instagram post garnered nearly 200,000 likes and over 700 comments.
“It’s a beautiful tribute. We don’t always see that side of Tyler, so sometimes it’s easy to forget what he went through with the loss of his mother and what perspective he must have gained from it.” detail a fan on Reddit.
“You got him, Tyler! Beautiful… especially when so many of us are at a loss for words. Many Thanks!” wrote another fan on Instagram.
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