Boss’ spouse, Allison Holker Boss, confirmed information of his loss of life to Individuals journal on Dec. 14.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I’ve to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Allison, 34, wrote in an announcement.
“Stephen lit up each room he stepped into. He valued household, associates and group above all else and main with love and light-weight was every thing to him. He was the spine of our household, the most effective husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers.”
“To say he left a legacy can be an understatement, and his optimistic influence will proceed to be felt,” Allison continued. “I’m sure there gained’t be a day that goes by that we gained’t honor his reminiscence.”
Allison requested privateness “for myself and particularly for our three kids.”
“Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I’ll all the time save the final dance for you,” she concluded.
TMZ, which first reported the information of Boss’ loss of life, claimed the DJ died by suicide.
The outlet reported that Allison spoke to the Los Angeles Police Division (LAPD) on Tuesday and mentioned that Boss had left their residence with out his automobile, and that type of behaviour was in contrast to him.
Later, the LAPD was knowledgeable of a capturing at a close-by Los Angeles lodge, the place Boss was found lifeless from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound, TMZ reported.
Boss was the DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Present from 2014 up till this system’s last episode in 2022. He turned an govt producer of Ellen in 2020.
Earlier than Ellen, Boss received his begin on MTV’s The Wade Robson Mission and Star Search, two aggressive dance productions that have been fashionable within the 2000s.
Boss’ profession launched into the stratosphere when he appeared on actuality dance competitors So You Suppose You Can Dance in 2008, the place he was a simple fan-favourite. His krumping dance type gained over each the viewers and the judges, and he ended up taking second place.
Tributes for Boss have already poured in on social media.
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Ellen DeGeneres shared a photograph of she and Boss hugging to her Instagram account the place she wrote that she was “heartbroken” over the information of his loss of life.
“tWitch was pure love and light-weight. He was my household, and I beloved him with all my coronary heart. I’ll miss him. Please ship your love and assist to Allison and his stunning kids,” she continued.
In the event you or somebody you recognize is in disaster and desires assist, assets can be found. In case of an emergency, please name 911 for fast assist.
For a listing of assist companies in your space, go to the Canadian Affiliation for Suicide Prevention.
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