Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss Dead at 40 — New Details on His Shocking Suicide

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss Dead at 40 — New Details on His Shocking Suicide

The world is mourning the shocking death by suicide of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, best known as the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” His wife Allison Holker confirmed the sad news, which came just days after they celebrated their ninth anniversary. “Extra” has new details from the manager of the Encino, California, hotel where Boss took his own life.

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  1. Keeona Stewart says:

    I am still in utter shock and disbelief of this news. Speechless would be a better word to explain how I am feeling right now. This whole day, I just feel numb. Like, I just can’t believe this. Twitch was always a bright and positive force when it came to his dancing and personality. I’ve never met him, but just watching him on SYTYCD and Ellen, I felt a connection with him. So sweet, a loving husband and father to his kids. His aura was very strong and I could feel that every time I saw him on the small screen.

    After hearing the details about what happened to Twitch, it just goes to show you that you never know what it going on with people behind closed doors. Especially those who seem happy and positive. They are the ones that need the most love. Mental health is real, depression is real, and we need to bring awareness to it and help those that are in need of love. It’s an illness that often gets swept under the rug, and we need to stop doing that!

    I cannot stress this enough. Hold your loved ones tightly tonight. If you have a minute, pick up the phone, call your friends and family, text them, tell them you love them. Hug them, kiss them. Give love wherever and whenever you can. You never EVER know what could happen tomorrow. Ask them, how are you doing? One word of love can make the difference. It’s okay to ask for help, it’s okay to say that you are not doing okay, it’s okay to feel depressed, it’s okay to just feel. We are human. To anybody out there who is feeling like they are not loved, that they don’t deserve to be here, if you feel hopeless and helpless, I love you. Even if I don’t know you, my heart is with you. There is hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Even if it doesn’t feel like that right now, you just have to believe that there is. Just hold on and keep fighting. Hold on just a little longer. Just because things are not looking to good and they get bad, doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to reach out to people and ask for help. That’s the hardest part. Please, don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are good people out there.

    My deepest, deepest condolences, love, thoughts and prayers are with his amazing and beautiful wife, Allison Holker, and their 3 beautiful babies. May God shield you and your family with His love and strength during this very difficult time. May God bless the rest of his family, his friends, his colleagues, his fans, anybody and everybody that he touched, my heart and mind is with you today.

    Stephen “tWitch” Boss, thank you for gifting us with your talent, you beautiful soul and heart and everything you gave us during your 40 years on Earth with us. May you rest in peace and power. Gone way too soon. It will take some time to get over this one, but I hope that wherever you are right now, you have found your eternal peace and that you are not struggling anymore. Keep on dancing up there. Your light and legacy will live on forever. I love you. ❤️

    And if anybody you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, if you have concerned for them at all, help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741 or visit for support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  2. Kim Cottingham says:

    I lost my husband to suicide 4 years ago. 25 years of marriage. I’m still devastated. My love and prayers to his beautiful family. If u are thinking of suicide please get help. So many people will miss you terribly and this help for whatever pain you are in!

  3. I am LeVoid says:

    Sometimes those who seem the happiest, and who make other people happy, are the very people who are hurting the most. My condolences to his family. 😢

  4. Moth Girl says:

    I have a good friend whose father commited suicide during the holiday season, when my friend was a little boy and to this day he avoids Christmas completely because it still stirs up such sad feelings. I feel very badly for his kids because it’s something that you never get over completely. RIP

    • Leesburg says:

      @Omar Cogle yep. Such a SELFISH , NARCISSISTIC f****** thing to do! It changed my opinion on all of these people. All of these folks are well aware of the timing. There is a reason they chose significant times to do this.
      Naomi Judd wanted to do that before their induction to the hall of fame as a final 🖕to her daughter and the folks in the industry who didn’t pay enough attention to her.
      I am just so pissed that this beautiful, talented man would do this to his children. Shame on him.

    • Leesburg says:

      EXACTLY!!! I cannot believe he would be this f******selfish! I can’t stop crying thinking about his wife and kids.

    • Omar Cogle says:

      @rozie baybe He was 49, I think around this time last year, JDF lost his stepdaughter to suicide. A few months ago, Kailia Posey killed herself, and she was 16, and a week or 2 before Kailia, Naomi Judd ended her life a day before she and her daughter were indicted in the music Hall of Fame, and she was 76.

    • rozie baybe says:

      @Omar Cogle oh yeah man

    • Omar Cogle says:

      @rozie baybe Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver from the Power Rangers franchise)

  5. LINDA @ MATURE SASS says:

    This is just so sad. You never know what people are going through. Those who do for everyone else to spread happiness and joy are often the ones suffering in silence. I loved jamming with him & Allison on their YouTube videos for exercise. Sending love and prayers to her and the kids. I’m sure they are devastated. 😪💕🙏🏾

  6. Mira the Optimist says:

    Never in a million years could I have predicted this ending for this wonderful man who brought us such joy through the years. I don’t often shed tears for celebrities, but this one hit hard! I immediately called my Mom because she was such a fan of his. She always said when she watched SYTYCD religiously, that he was her favourite. And we were both so happy when he joined the Ellen show. His poor family. Christmas will never be the same for them. I’m just shocked. May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family.

  7. Lulu Lemonbar says:

    One of those guys you look at and think what a great, positive guy. He deserves all the success he’s getting. Goes to show you people can be taken down by their own demons and seems like it’s always the sweetest people that leave us early. RIP Stephen. 😪

  8. tjpm says:

    A week ago I admitted to a friend that I myself have thought about suicide. And she told me that suicide is that little voice that tells you to end it all. I decided to speak candidly regarding this to my other friends, and what do you know, that little voice gets around and works hard. Since then my life has gotten better, we all decide to keep moving and work hard. Life not easy but death is not the answer.

    • Billo says:

      That little voice is Satan himself.. get closer and get right with GOD he “is” the only way!!!

    • Luke says:

      You’re a white woman. So obviously you’re not serious about it and you were only wanting attention. Congrats on manipulating people to attention seek

    • Mary Jones-Ellis says:

      Call on the name of Jesus keep calling on the name of Jesus

    • Marnelle Corege says:

      Hello my friend – so glad you are doing better – you are a child of God and he loves you – if you ever feel that sad again pls call the Suicide Prevention number where you live, so you can speak to a live person over the phone if nobody is around for you – I wanted and try to end my life at 17 yrs old and ended up in hospital – today I am 61 and so glad I didn’t – too many people love you and would be devastated by your loss – may God’s blessings always be on your life 💕 🙏 💕 😇

    • laruebridge says:

      @tjpm I will share a little advice that Stephen’s great great g’mother, my great g’mother shared with me as a young girl when for some reason I wished to be unalive as this generation says. (Death is something you know NOTHING about, but LIFE no matter how easy or how hard, you’ve experienced it, you’ve loved, laughed and cried in it. It’s touchable, you’ve lived it, you have another day to experience it … it’s will always be darkest before the dawn and the sun will always shine again. View a life like our days, watch how the night falls in darkness and the day begins with light. It rains, it’s cloudy/dreary and there are days when the sun shines it’s smile. Because our family had God at it’s center she ended this entire loving reproach with “through it all God is either surrounding me where necessary or carrying me through ALL OF IT”… I’m so sorry my little cousin never had the opportunity to have that type of conversation with our matriarch as she was gone long before his birth, for it shaped my young soul as I grew into maturity in this thing called life. I can only pray that she welcomed him home in light with all our other ancestors.

      Hopefully this helps and if this coupled with therapy or therapy alone, will give you peace, joy and a sense of calm stillness by all means seek that as well.

      I hate to have an ending as this below, but social media is what it is…….
      **For those who don’t believe as I do, that’s your right. I’m just not interested in the viewpoints on religion so please DON’T share, you do what works for you.

  9. Gabriella says:

    He had everything, a successful career, a loving wife, 3 kids that adored him, good house. Imagine how sad and broken he was feeling, that he thought the only way out was to end his life in such a brutal way. Completely heartbroken to hear this, mental health is dark, scary, very painful. It pains me to know he felt this lonely and sad inside. My condolences to his beautiful family, I’m so sorry this happened. Rest easy 🕊🌻

    • Aya Jordan says:

      Peace is priceless!

    • Brenda Moyer says:

      My prayers go out to his beautiful family. Allison please don’t allow yourself to feel a sense of guilt. We just don’t know what goes in a person mind. We have control over our self. I know you will be hurting. He left you with adorable children. Stay focus on them . God bless you

    • Mrs Lady Sunflower 🥂🌻 says:

      I agree he didn’t tell nobody his mother ,wife he just suffered nine silence.Jesus this is so sad his beautiful kid’s my God🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

    • M. W. says:

      Oftentimes we THINK people ‘have it all’ when in THEIR reality, they are broken. Otherwise, why do you think THEY THINK suicide is the last resort? Sometimes, people smile, laugh, joke just to hide their pain. RIP Twitch and my heart sincerely goes out to his family 💔

    • Kaya_From_Texas says:

      How do you know his wife was loving, or that his home was good. You’re in your imagination about a stranger

  10. Tamar BatYah says:

    As a woman who lost her husband and father also to suicide also, my deepest condolences to his wife and children 💐

    • Uma Ma says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss 😢😢

    • Miss Kate J says:

      I lost my brother and step father…. My heart goes out to you because I know questions will never be answered and the pain….. it lingers. Be blessed💜

    • Cindi Mahtaj says:

      I am so sorry Tamar 😞♥️♥️

    • Tamar BatYah says:

      @Akash Sharma Nobody with a PhD who is educated in the causes of suicide is ever going to agree with you. Loved ones don’t cause someone else’s suicide. You should NEVER blame the Survivors. That’s error #1.

    • Tamar BatYah says:

      @Cooking Healthy You’re mis-using the bible to victim blame. Those kind of simpleton moral judgments is exactly why people with suicidal ideation don’t ask for help. Holly rollers mis-using the bible. What happened to me is not a generational curse. There’s no such thing as a generational curse for those that love Elohim. It says in the Bible generational curse is for those that hate Elohim. Depression is an ancestral curse for the children of Sarah and Abraham when they are oppressed outside of the land of Israel (Deut. 28:65). Big difference!

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