Twitch’s net worth was $5 million at the time of his passing. The bubbly Ellen staple was a beloved performer, DJ, and actor. He was also a loving father of three and had just celebrated his 9th year wedding anniversary. While condolences continue to pour in, some friends close to him have tried to shed light on the situation. Fellow actor/dancer Columbus Short reportedly had some insight on tWitch’s recent business investments, one of which might have sent him over the edge.
The world lost a bright light today. Twitch brought joy and love to people all over the world through music and through dance. My heart is heavy today for his family and all of those who knew and loved him. pic.twitter.com/VmvxFgOF5d— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 14, 2022
Stephen “tWitch” Boss was only 40 years old when he decided to take his own life. Details around his final moments are still shrouded in mystery, but his wife reported him leaving their house without his car. When authorities found him, he had taken his life in a nearby hotel. Ellen immediately posted her heartfelt dedication to her friend and brother, who served as a DJ, co-host, and eventually executive producer on her show. Many people online have reshared videos of him dancing with his family and commented on how bubbly and happy he always seemed.
“Thank you for being a joy-bringer, tWitch. Sometimes, joy-bringers carry unseen heavy burdens,” tweeted one person. Kerry Washington said, “The world lost a bright light today. Twitch brought joy and love to people all over the world through music and through dance. My heart is heavy today for his family and all of those who knew and loved him.” Most people pointed to how many great things tWitch had on the horizon and how his passing just did not compute. He was working on several projects, had a daughter ready to graduate, and seemed really excited about his recent wedding anniversary.
tWitch was a professional dancer who found fans thanks to his participation in reality television programs like So You Think You Can Dance, Star Search, and The Wade Robinson Project. From there, he scored some small background roles in projects like Hairspray, Stomp the Yard, and Blades of Glory before landing the role of Ellen’s DJ. Outside of Ellen, he has also hosted a dance competition based on the film Dirty Dancing and starred in The Hip-Hop Nutcracker with his wife, Allison Holker. According to celebrity Net Worth sites, tWitch was making $1 million a season on Ellen .
Right now what I want to do is remember all the love and laughter I had with tWitch. He brought so much joy to my life. I know he brought joy to yours too. I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite moments with him. If you want to you can also share yours. #ILovetWitch pic.twitter.com/olmwTUrCpp— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 15, 2022
Colombus Short and tWitch have similar beginnings as dancers turned major television stars. Understandably the men would know each other, and Short took to social media to open up about some information he knew concerning tWitch’s financial status. “People made investments; people do a lot of things. This was just a theory. You know, people are awful. tWitch was not awful. He’s amazing. His legacy will live on still.” Short goes on to question, “what if you invest in something that took your whole life savings, possibly? Yeah, it gets rough.”
Short goes on to say he “does not want to speak on it too much” before shifting to focus to someone owing him money. According to Short, someone by the name of Tracy Christian owes him money. People were not too happy with him trying to make the moment about himself and called him out on it. Melyssa Ford commented, saying, “How do you make this man’s death a “Me” moment?”
Update: Columbus Short’s claims of Twitch losing all of his life savings has been denied by his family. tWich’s family has not mentioned anything relating to financial issues or any issues between him or his wife. In addition, a note has been discovered from the former Ellen Show DJ discussing his reasons for ending his life.