Stephen “tWitch” Boss’s self-discipline off of death has been ruled a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Scientific Examiner-Coroner.
In an announcement to PEOPLE, county officers tell that the 40-365 days-passe professional dancer died of a self-inflicted gunshot damage to the pinnacle. His death occurred on Tuesday at a motel in the Encino home of Los Angeles.
The case is now closed, per the Los Angeles County Scientific Examiner-Coroner.
On Wednesday, the leisurely star’s wife, fellow So You Yell You Can Dance alum Allison Holker Boss, shared an announcement with PEOPLE relating to her husband’s death.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I comprise to portion my husband Stephen has left us,” Allison, 34, acknowledged. “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, chums and community above all else and leading with be pleased and lightweight turned into as soon as the entirety to him. He turned into as soon as the backbone of our family, the finest husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers.”
Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
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“To yelp he left a legacy shall be a proper understatement, and his sure affect will proceed to be felt,” she persevered. “I am particular there also can just not be a day that goes by that we also can just not honor his reminiscence. We demand for privacy for the length of this advanced time for myself and especially for our three childhood.”
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Concluding her post, Allison added a message for her husband: “Stephen, we be pleased you, we omit you, and I will constantly build the closing dance for you.”
As well to Allison, Boss is survived by childhood, Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.
Stephen “tWitch” Boss with his wife Allison and family.
Boss rose to popularity as a contestant on MTV’s The Wade Robson Conducting sooner than turning into a runner-up on Star Search. He later competed on So You Yell You Can Dance in 2008, ending season 4 as a runner-up and later returning as an All-Star. He turned into as soon as a specialise in when the present returned in 2022.
In 2014, Boss joined The Ellen DeGeneres Reveal as a guest DJ. He at closing grew to alter into a eternal fixture on the sequence and turned into as soon as elevated to co-govt producer plot in 2020.
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Reacting to the devastating files, Ellen DeGeneres penned a heartfelt message alongside a record of the pair hugging.
“I’m heartbroken. tWitch turned into as soon as pure be pleased and lightweight,” she wrote on Instagram. “He turned into as soon as my family, and I cherished him with all my coronary heart. I will omit him.”
DeGeneres concluded: “Please ship your be pleased and toughen to Allison and his comely childhood – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”
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Stars including Jennifer Lopez, JoJo Siwa, and Jada Pinkett Smith as properly as Boss’s chums from So You Yell You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars also paid tribute to him on social media.
“He turned into as soon as so candy, form and beneficiant,” Pinkett Smith wrote. “So many folk endure in silence. I desire he also can comprise identified that he did not comprise to. Can also his comely, intellectual soul leisure in the arms of the Nice Supreme and must restful that identical Increased Vitality heal the shattered hearts of his cherished ones.”
While you or somebody you understand is enraged about suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Textual shriek material Line at 741741 or inch to 988lifeline.org.