Following the tragic news that Stephen “tWitch” Boss passed away on Dec. 13, many celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the So You Think You Can Dance runner-up and former DJ for The Ellen Show.
On Wednesday (Dec.14), Ellen DeGeneres publicly commented on the death of her former talk show’s DJ and co-executive producer. “I’m heartbroken. 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,” DeGeneres wrote alongside a photo of her and tWitch hugging.
Ciara also shared a similar sentiment, remembering the dancer as someone with great energy. She shared a TikTok video of the two dancing together on social media.
“I am so crushed to hear the news that you are no longer with us. I’ve always known you as joy, laughter, good times, and a big smile! Heaven has gained an angel today! May you rest in paradise. Praying for your family during this difficult time,” she wrote.
TMZ reported that Boss, 40, died by suicide. His wife Allison Holker Boss confirmed the news in a statement to People. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker Boss said. “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.”
She continued, “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” she continued. “I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.”
Scroll down to see more tributes dedicated to Boss below. Rest in peace, Stephen “tWitch” Boss.