Marie Osmond Pays Tribute To Stephen “tWitch” Boss – “My Heart Is Broken”

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People across the globe are mourning the death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss. The beloved dancer, television personality, and choreographer died on December 13 at the age of 40.

report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner stated tWitch “died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.” His manner of death was listed as “suicide” and his place of death was listed as “hotel/motel.”

Many people knew tWitch from The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He served as the show’s DJ for several years, and eventually became an executive producer in 2020.

tWitch also hosted Disney Fairytale Weddings with his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss. The couple married on December 10, 2013. They have three children: Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia. Weslie is Allison’s daughter from a previous relationship, and tWitch adopted her.

Allison released the following statement to PEOPLE about her husband’s death:

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us. 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. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt.” Going on, she said, “I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.”

She continued, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

Tributes to tWitch poured in from the many people who knew and loved him. Ellen DeGeneres said:

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 tributes came from people such as country singer Jimmie Allen, DWTS judge/former pro dancer Derek Hough, and pop star Justin Timberlake.

Marie Osmond was another celebrity who posted a tribute to tWitch. It’s clear the news of his death hit her hard:

My heart is broken!” Marie wrote alongside a photo of her with Allison and tWtich. “tWitch made so many of us laugh and smile!…I, for one, will really miss him. As Allison stated, he “lit up the room” wherever he went, he brought joy and light to those around him. My deepest prayers are with Allison and his three beautiful children at this very difficult time.”

 

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We join Marie in sending our thoughts and prayers to Allison and the children during this difficult time. tWitch is so dearly missed…

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, text “TALK ” to 741-741, or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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