Stephen “tWitch” boss passed away at the age of 40.
His wife, Allison Holkerconfirmed his death to PERSONS in an exclusive statement, however TMZ was the first to break the sad news. Both outlets say Stephen died of an apparent suicide.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he entered. 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’m sure not a day will go by that we don’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy at this difficult time for me and especially for our three children.”
Allison and Stephen have three children together, 14-year-old Weslie, 6-year-old Maddox and 3-year-old Zaia.
Stephen was better known in the entertainment industry as Twitch. In 2014, he took on a DJ position on the Ellen DeGeneres talk show. By 2020, he was named executive producer. He stayed with the show through its finale in May.
RIP Twitch. Only 40 years old.
Here is a video of him dancing with his little king. 😞 pic.twitter.com/vx4FDoQzfa
— ωєєкℓу иєωѕι¢αℓ (@WeeklyNewsical) December 14, 2022
Stephen first gained visibility in 2008 when he wowed audiences as a contestant So you think you can dance. The judges named him second place in season four, but he later returned as an All-Star nominee.
Allison and Twitch met in the All-Star Season of SYTYCD as competitors. They got married in 2013.
Earlier this year, Twitch returned to the show again, but this time as a judge.
I can’t tell you how many times I watched this performance when it was first broadcast on SYTYCD by Twitch and Alex Wong. One of the best things I’ve ever seen. RIP Twitch 💔 pic.twitter.com/84fj58PFr0
— Ashtynn (@ThatsSoAshtynn) December 14, 2022
Furthermore ellen and sytycd, Stephen also added actor and presenter to his resume. He appeared in several climb up movies & Magic Mike XXL, and also hosted shows like Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.
Several reports say Stephen “tWitch” boss died of suicide
His wife did not provide any information about the cause of death. However, as mentioned, several outlets have claimed that Twitch died of suicide. Prosecution sources told TMZ that Allison arrived at a Los Angeles police station on Tuesday (December 15) “distraught” at Stephen leaving home without his car – an unusual move.
Shortly thereafter, police received a call about a medical emergency at a Los Angeles hotel. Police reportedly discovered Stephen’s body during investigations. Officials pronounced the famous dancer dead at the scene “from an obviously self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Fans, friends and industry peers offer their condolences on the death of tWitch
During their free time, tWitch and Allison also entertained crowds online with their choreographed dances. Sometimes their children joined in. The latest dance video was uploaded to Allison’s Facebook page just two days ago.
She concluded her statement of his death with a reference to her dancing.
“Stephen, we love you, we miss you and I will always save the last dance for you,” Allison said.
The couple also recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.
&& 4 days ago they just celebrated their anniversary. My heart goes out to his wife and children. That’s so sad. RIP Twitch. My heart goes out to his wife and family pic.twitter.com/b0SBIyuVSt
– Mamba out ✌🏾✌🏾 (@kcjj_04) December 14, 2022
Since the news broke, fans, friends and industry peers have expressed their condolences, including Ellen and Jada Pinkett Smith.
I have lovesickness. Twitch was pure love and light. He was my family and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox and Zaia. pic.twitter.com/lW8Q5HZonx
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2022
You are missed by brother. You are missing. Thank you for always laughing and smiling with me.
Stephen “tWitch” left way too soon 💔💔💔. RIP twitch. pic.twitter.com/rxthGUTPLZ
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) December 14, 2022
Just earlier this year… man. I will never forget how I felt watching him dance. RIP twitch. A real talent. 🕊 pic.twitter.com/xhrOKDZceU
— JAYLION (@yojaylion) December 14, 2022
RIP Twitch only the real ones follow you since SYTYCD such a great dancer 🥺🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/uwuGzZS9gr
— Florence Fadiga (@fluette) December 14, 2022
If Stephen “tWitch” Boss’s death should tell us anything, it’s that we never know what anyone else might be going through. Treat people a little more kindly this season.
RIP Twitch. pic.twitter.com/T2OyCZWbDt
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) December 14, 2022
How much joy this video has brought into my life. I would watch it over and over again. I wish he could have gotten the same. Destructive. RIP Twitch. pic.twitter.com/POh2heS1Zt
— KayyDott (@KayyMickey) December 14, 2022
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