tWitch’s longtime friend Ellen DeGenerous is still trying to make sense of what happened.
While we’ll never know for sure what exactly led to Stephen “tWitch” Boss losing his life earlier this month, his friend Ellen DeGeneres hopes fans will help honor him this holiday season to keep his memory shining brightly. On Dec. 14, it was reported that tWitch had been found dead of a gunshot wound that investigators say was self-inflicted. The news came as a tremendous shock to friends of the 40-year-old dancer and DJ, and like the fans, DeGenerous is still trying to understand it.
“I just wanted to say the past eleven days have been really tough for everyone… everyone is in pain and trying to make sense of it, and we’ll never make sense of it,” DeGenerous says in a new video posted to Instagram. “The holidays are hard, I think, anyway, but to honor tWitch I think the best thing that we can do is to laugh, and hug each other, play games, and dance, and sing. That’s the way we honor him, is we do the things that he loved to do, which is dancing. He loved music, he loved games, so we do that. And I know it seems hard, it seems impossible, but that’s how we honor him.”
She goes on to add, “Hug each other and tell each other we love each other and let people know we’re there for them and check in on people. So, happy holidays everybody. It’s not a happy holiday, but… He was pure light, as everybody in the comments said. If you knew him, you knew that. If you didn’t know him you saw it. Let’s honor him and think about him and send love to one another.”
Stephen “tWitch” Boss Was Just 40 Years Old
tWitch had been so vibrant and full of life that it made his passing unfathomable for so many. Leading up to his death, tWitch has been active on social media, seemingly anticipating the holiday season with his family. Two days prior to his death, he shared a video of himself dancing with his wif, Allison Holker, to holiday music. Another post from the day before celebrated their wedding anniversary.
“Stephen lit up every room he stepped into,” Holker said in a statement when tWitch’s death was announced. “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.”
Rest in peace, Stephen “tWitch” Boss.