Stephen "tWitch" Boss, the DJ and dancer from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "So You Think You Can Dance", took his own life on Tuesday. He was only 40 years old.
tWitch got his start on "Star Search", before being a runner-up on "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2008.
He got together with fellow contestant Allison Holker in 2010. They got married in 2013 and have three kids, 14-year-old daughter Weslie, 2-year-old daughter Zaia, and 6-year-old son Maddox.
Allison said, quote, "He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans . . . I am certain there won't be a day that goes by that we won't honor his memory."
tWitch joined "Ellen" in 2014, and became a co-executive producer in 2020.
In an Instagram post, Ellen said, quote, "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."
TMZ says that tWitch checked into a hotel just a mile from his L.A. home on Monday morning. He had a small bag with him and only booked the room for one night.
Staff said he didn't seem to be upset about anything or suffering from any form of distress.
On Tuesday, when he missed checkout, staff found him dead in the bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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