The sudden death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss on December 14, 2022 has shocked the world. The former “Ellen” DJ and “So You Think You Can Dance” star committed suicide at a motel near his home in Encino, California. according to TMZ.
Boss, 40, was married to professional dancer Allison Holker and had three young children, Weslie, Maddox and Zaia. In the days leading up to his death, Boss was very active on social media. He had posted a photo in honor of his 9-year wedding anniversary to Holker on December 10, 2022. The next day, he and Holker shared a joint post; a video of them dancing in front of a Christmas tree.
Several fans have scrolled through Boss’ Instagram feed and checked out the memories he shared in the weeks leading up to his death. One post in particular, a kind of ode to his three children, caught the attention of many fans.
Here’s what you need to know:
Boss said he gets emotional looking at old photos of his kids
On October 27, 2022 boss shared an Instagram post this was a slide show of his three children.
“Boss Fam Kids Edition. And yes, tears started to flow as I looked through these photos. You’re growing up too fast,” Boss captioned the post, which he tagged “#tbt.”
A few people have commented on the post since Boss’s death was confirmed, and some think he may have posted it as a farewell to his babies.
“Did you really say goodbye?” one person wondered in the comments section.
“I think so”, someone answered.
“I think so too! Minnie Riperton wrote and sang this song. He stopped it just before it said ‘I see the pain'” added another Instagram user.
Boss shared a post about “togetherness” days before his death
December 8, 2022 Boss shared a video who was taken at home with his wife and their three children.
“Our favorite part about the holiday season is the feeling of togetherness,” he captioned the video, which showed the family decorating a Christmas tree for the upcoming holidays. Dozens of fans have commented on this post following Boss’s death.
“I just can’t get my head around this sad news. My poor brother! What could drive you to such desperate measures to escape the pain you were in? On the outside you seemed to have everything. My heart aches for Twitch and his family. God bless you,” one person wrote.
“It goes to show, no matter how happy someone looks and how wonderful their kids and family are, you just never know what’s going on in someone’s head. May you rend, you kind man.” someone else said.
Some additional details about Boss’s death were reported, including that he left home without his vehicle and did not return any of his wife’s calls. According to TMZBoss checked into a motel with nothing but a small bag.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, you can call the toll-free number National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with support in English and Spanish. You can also speak to a trained crisis counselor 24 hours a day by texting HOME to 741741 to reach them crisis text line.
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