The demise of Stephen “tWitch” Boss has been announced with great sadness. He committed suicide at age 40, leaving behind a distraught wife, Allison Holker Boss, who conveyed the tragic news in an emotional statement on Wednesday.
She spoke of her husband’s incredible energy and ability to infuse light and joy into every space he occupied in her statement. Stephen treasured his family, friends, and community above all else.
It’s tough to comprehend the magnitude of this tragedy for those who knew Stephen personally or admired him from afar. His life was marked by such zest and enthusiasm for life that many close to him were taken aback.
Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him will never forget his spirit. His good attitude and charming personality won him many fans in Hollywood and his homeland of Montgomery, Alabama.
Although Stephen will no longer be with us, his memory lives on through everyone and everything he touched during his lifetime. He was a phenomenally brilliant dancer and performer who utilized his talents to inspire everyone around him to follow their aspirations and strive for greatness.
His abilities were unrivaled, but his generous nature truly differentiated Stephen, which shone brighter than any limelight. Because of this, those in grief can take solace in knowing that he will be remembered for his enormous impact on our planet during his time with us.
Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss, a recognized and respected personality in the dance community, died unexpectedly, breaking many hearts and leaving his absence severely felt. A-list celebrities have expressed grief over the passing of the So You Think You Can Dance judge.
The show’s creator and judge, Nigel Lythgoe, acknowledged his inability to comprehend how someone as adored and inspirational to so many people could be suffering in silence to the point where they felt suicide was the only choice.
He said it was inexplicable to him, considering Twitch’s constant delight, love, and friendliness toward everyone he met.
Tiffany Maher, another SYTYCD member, offered her statement on the tragedy, stating her heart was broken by the news and characterizing Stephen as a brilliant example with an encouraging spirit that will never be forgotten. She closed by sending love and prayers to his wife, Allison, and their children during this terrible time.
It is critical to remember that mental illness can often go unrecognized among those closest to us and may be exacerbated in certain people during the Christmas season.
While we remember Stephen with tears for leaving us too soon, let us respect his memory by raising awareness about this subject so that no other life is cut short too quickly due to feelings of hopelessness produced by something generally understood yet still highly stigmatized – mental illness.
The businesses behind SYTYCD, Fox Entertainment, 19 Entertainment, and Dick Clark Productions, have issued a statement expressing their enormous sorrow and profound regret at the loss of Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
Describing him as “a great, undeniable talent, and good friend,” they offered their profound sympathies to his family, loved ones, and fans who this tragedy has significantly impacted.
Anybody who came into contact with him was blessed with his contagious and true smile.
On the other hand, Stewart stated that “his generosity and spirit will always be remembered for his contributions to the arts and in our hearts,” even though we are all mourning his departure.
Many people have taken to social media to express their condolences, including Ellen DeGeneres, who uploaded a photo of herself cuddling Boss with a comment telling her heartbreak because he was part of her family.
Michelle Obama also shared her heartbreak upon hearing the news about tWitch, whom she met through her Let’s Move! Program and appearances on The Ellen Show.
In her message, Obama hailed him as a remarkable guy whose every dance routine and creative work were inspired by his spirit before offering her deepest regrets to his wife, Allison, and children, Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.
Jennifer Lopez also shared numerous photographs of tWitch on Instagram, expressing her admiration for his lively soul before wishing him and his family strength during this trying time.
Moreover, Lopez provided a reminder that everyone can seek help if they are feeling overwhelmed as there is always someone waiting to offer aid – just phone 988 or text them for suicide or crisis hotline support.