Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who became famous as the DJ on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show, died Tuesday at the age of 40 in an apparent suicide. 

The Los Angeles Police Department was alerted to Boss missing when his wife, Allison Holker, frantically burst into the police station and reported that tWitch, had left home without his car, which was unlike him. Shortly after, the police responded to calls of a shooting at a hotel room and found Boss’ body with what looked like a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

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Holker told People magazine, “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. Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

The couple got married in 2013 and celebrated their 9-year anniversary on Saturday. They had 3 kids together. 

Who is Allison Holker?

Allison Renae Holker Boss was born on February 6, 1988. She is an dancer, choreographer, and actress who has worked in film, television, and concert tours.

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Holker was born in Anoka County, Minnesota, and graduated from Timpanogos High School in June 2006. At the age of nine when she enrolled at The Dance Club in Orem and began her dance training. 

She began to specialize in contemporary, tap, ballet, and jazz. She performed in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

She has won a number of dance titles including her first National competition in Co DANCE in 2004 and as the National Senior Outstanding Dancer at the New York City Dance Alliance in 2005.

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She was a contestant in season 2 of the TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance, and an all-star in seasons 7–11 and 14.  

Holker had a daughter, Weslie with her ex-fiance, Weslie Renae. The daughter was later adopted by Boss at some point after his marriage to Holker.

Holker and Stephen Boss, who was a fellow So You Think You Can Dance all-star, were married at Villa San-Juliette Winery in Paso Robles, California, on December 10, 2013.

On March 27, 2016, they welcomed a son, Maddox. he gave birth to their daughter, Zaia, on November 3, 2019.