Mourning for the American TV star Stephen “tWitch” Boss (1982-2022): The dancer, DJ, actor and producer died on December 13 at the age of 40. His wife Allison Holker Boss (34) confirmed this to “People” magazine: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that my husband Stephen has left us.” The LA County Medical Examiner officially ruled the star’s death a suicide.

In the statement, the widow recalled her husband: “Stephen lit up every room he walked into. He valued family, friends and community above all […]. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father and an inspiration to his fans.”

Not a day will go by without his memory being honoured. Holker Boss then asks for privacy for her family at this difficult time, saying goodbye to her husband by saying, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you and I will always save the last dance for you.”

Stephen Boss was a dancer, around 2008 on the American show “So You Think You Can Dance”. He appeared in films and series such as “Modern Family” and alongside Channing Tatum in the movie “Magic Mike XXL” as an actor and served as a guest DJ, producer and sidekick on the show by Ellen DeGeneres (64). The US presenter mourns on Instagram: “Twitch was pure love and light. He was my family and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him.” DeGeneres shared a photo of the two hugging each other. Tatum stunned Instagram: “I have no words. There aren’t any. My head or my heart can’t understand this.[…] I love you. I will see you again my friend. Until then.” Former First Lady Michelle Obama also spoke up. She also wrote on social media: “Stephen was an incredible force – someone who exuded kindness and positivity and made sure those around him could feel it.”

Boss is survived by his children Zaia (3), Maddox (6) and Weslie (14) and his wife Allison. The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on Sunday.

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