It’s a very sad day for Twich’s wife and children. Stephen “tWitch” Boss passed away earlier this week after taking his life at a nearby Motel. The charismatic performer and personality was known for his infectious smile and bright demeanor. Today his family, friends, and fans mourn him as they celebrate his legacy.
Twitch was 40 years old and came from a long history of dancing and entertaining. Born in Montogomery, AL, he got his television start on the short-lived MTV series The Wade Robinson Project, where he placed second. From there, he also competed on Star Search before scoring a gig choreographing for South Korean pop star Seven. He had small roles in Blades of Glory and Hairspray before competing in So You Think You Can Dance in 2008. This role gave him a national spotlight and helped him secure a position on the Ellen Show as a guest DJ, and he eventually became a full-time member of the show. He wrapped up his tenure on Ellen as an executive producer before the show ended on May 22, 2022.
Twitch was a loving father of three children. He was married to Allison Holker, who also competed on So You Think You Can Dance. She was already a mother, and Twitch adopted her daughter Weslie Renae shortly after they wed. In March 2016, their son, Maddox Laurel Boss, was born, followed by their daughter Zaia in November 2019. Holker was a professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars for several seasons.
Following his work on Ellen, Twitch seemed to be settling into more hosting work and acting. He hosted The Real Dirty Dancing on Fox for its inaugural season in 2022 and The Hip-Hop Nutcracker on Disney+. His IMDB did not show any other upcoming roles. His wife Holker called the police yesterday and reported that her husband had gone missing and did not take his car. It was later uncovered that he had checked into a motel down the road, where he had taken his own life.
The shocking news has everyone on edge today as people have begun sending their love and condolences to the star. Many fans of the Ellen Show turned to social media with tribute. Ellen was one of the first to speak out, reminding people to keep his family in their prayers. “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children: Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.” Other celebrities like Ciara and Justin Timberlake also took to social media with heartfelt posts.
On his social media, he was the portrait of a happy man, often dancing with his family and smiling in the camera. His bio read, “smile spreader,” and he had just celebrated an anniversary four days ago. In the black and white photo of him and his wife, he said, “Happy anniversary, my love @allisonholker #9years ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.” His wife shared a video college on that same day, saying, “I couldn’t be more grateful to celebrate this perfect magical day!!! Saying YES to @sir_twitch_alot has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life!!”
Last month, the couple appeared on the Jennifer Hudson show when the topic of having more children was discussed. When Jennifer Hudson asked Allison and Twitch is they missed having a new born in their home the couple. Allison replied, “I sure do. I think we’d love to start trying for another one.” The couple then revealed having another baby has been a constant conversation and they were considering adding another baby to their family.
Twitch passed away at the age of 40 and leaves behind a wife and three children.