For the better part of two decades, The Ellen DeGeneres Show provided a source of joy and laughter to the audience. What made the show even more special was the fact that the host, as well as, the crew members were the same for a long period of time and quickly became huge fan favorites. Recently, Ellen DeGeneres and the fans of her show faced a huge loss when Stephen Boss, aka tWitch, committed suicide. Since the news broke, there has been an outpour of positive messages towards tWitch and how he brought so much love and light into the world.
Heartbroken Mother Pens Emotional Message After Tragic Demise of Stephen Boss AKA tWitch
A Heartbroken Mother Pays Tribute
Following the death of her son, Connie Boss penned an emotional message on the passing of her son. She said, “Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement. Please know I see all the messages, texts, posts, and the phone calls. I can’t use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can." She shared a picture of them together with the caption, "Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond."
Boss was survived by his three children Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3. According to TMZ, tWitch left a suicide note in his hotel room where he alluded to challenges that he previously faced that ultimately led him to take such a drastic decision. However, there is not much information regarding the challenges that he is referring to.
How Did He Join 'The Ellen Degeneres Show'?
tWtich made a name for himself by finishing as runner-up in the dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance in 2008. tWtich first appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013 when he was a dance coach for Ellen herself. After that was over, the next year, he was instituted as a guest DJ on the show and slowly cemented his position as a regular on the show. He was a regular fixture on the show till its last episode on 26th May 2022.
Ellen’s Touching Tribute
Following the death, Ellen posted a touching video sharing the best memories that she shared with tWtich in the nine years that they worked together. The video included everything from their very first dance together to his last appearance on the show. The 64-year-old said she found it hard to put into words the loss that she had experienced.