Renowned and loved dancer and DJ, Stephen Boss also known as ‘tWitch’ committed suicide at age 40 on 14 December.
Stephen Laurel Boss was born in 1982 in Montgomery, Alabama. He was passionate about dancing from his teenage years and participated in many local theater productions. He also studied dance at Southern Union State Community College and Chapman University.
After receiving his education and also teaching dance at a school in his hometown Alabama, Boss moved to Los Angeles to make a career for himself. During his early years, he did movies like Blades of Glory and Hairspray.
Afterward, he also participated in a reality show on Fox called “So You Think You Can Dance”. His fame increased when he starred in the 3-part “Step Up” film series.
In 2014, Boss joined the “Ellen” show. He started as a recurring guest DJ, but by 2020 he had become a staple on the show and also adorned the hat of executive producer.
When the show ended, Ellen paid a tribute to Boss by telling him how much he has impacted the show and Ellen personally. Even after the show ended, Boss gained a presence in the life of his followers through his TikTok following.
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss with wife on TikTok
They both post dance videos trying out the different dance challenges on TikTok. They also post about their kids and some insights from their life.
From their account, one would never believe that Boss committed suicide just a week before Christmas. Currently, both of their accounts are filled with prayers for Boss and love for the family during this difficult time.
This is a lesson for everyone to check up on their loved ones, even if they seem to be doing fine. A kind message and gesture can be very meaningful and just something that someone wants to hear.