Yall our hearts sank! TMZ is reporting that Ellen Degeneres famed DJ Twitch has died from suicide.
Law enforcement sources tell us Stephen’s wife Allison Holker ran into an LAPD station Tuesday, and she was frantic because she said Stephen had left home without his car — something that was not like him at all.
We’re told, a short time later police got a call for a shooting at an L.A. hotel … and they found Stephen there, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Stephen started DJing on Ellen’s show in 2014, and was with her until the show ended in May 2022. He had become an executive producer on the show in 2020.
He really got his break in showbiz in 2008, when he was runner-up on “So You Think Can Dance.” He went on to do some acting, landing several roles where he could show off his dance skills. Stephen played Jason in the ‘Step Up’ movie franchise, and he was also in “Magic Mike XXL.”
RIP Twitch. Dancing legend. Praying for his wife and 3 kids. pic.twitter.com/RosGRKiIEo
— Vanessa Vega-Rivera (@MizzVanieV) December 14, 2022
Damn man… a reminder that regardless of how happy someone seems or how well things look to be going in their lives, you never know what they may be feeling/going through inside.
RIP Twitch pic.twitter.com/caWli52nTU
— Dee | Cookie Monsta (@ShotByRyanDee) December 14, 2022
No waaaaaay !!!! This is shocking news …. I loved to see this guy on tv !!! Mental illness is not a joke !!!! RIP twitch !!! pic.twitter.com/lAjmRpOSBc
— Mohammed (@MyWords909) December 14, 2022
Damn this is sad news.
sending prayers to Stephen "tWitch" Boss's family and friends. ❤️? RIP TWITCH
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) December 14, 2022
Such a beautiful soul, what a pleasure to watch him dance and make us laugh, always a joy to the room. I can't not believe this. Prayers to his family and loved one ? RIP Twitch pic.twitter.com/0NoVCo52HB
— Jess ? (@Miss_Jovato) December 14, 2022
According to People, Stephen’s wife Allison Holker Boss has since confirmed his death:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Boss’ wife, Allison Holker Boss, 34, confirms exclusively in a statement to PEOPLE. “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,” 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.”
Closing her statement, Allison shared a message for her husband. “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you,” she concluded.
May he rest in peace.