The widow of Stephen “tWitch” Boss pays tribute to “the backbone of our family” after his death at age 40.
The executive producer and DJ, who spent nine years working on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” after getting his big break on “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008, is said to have committed suicide. Allison Holker, his wife, remembered him as a man who “lit up every room he stepped into.”
In a statement to PEOPLE magazine, Allison said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us.
“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.”
“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honour his memory.
“We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.
“Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
Where did DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss Die?
He was discovered dead on Tuesday at a hotel in Los Angeles, per TMZ, from “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
According to law enforcement officials, Allison, 34, reportedly hurried into an LAPD station and reported that her husband had “gone home without his car,” which worried her.
Soon after, when a LA hotel called the police to report a shooting, they discovered Boss’ death.