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Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, Ellen's Co-Host & DJ, Passes Away at 40

Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, Ellen's Co-Host & DJ, Passes Away at 40

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The TV personality was an important part of DeGeneres' longtime afternoon talk show.

Stephen "tWitch" Boss has passed away at the age of 40.

According to a report from TMZ, Boss, who was mostly known for co-hosting and DJing on Ellen DeGeneres' long-running afternoon talk show from 2014 all the way to the show's finale earlier this year, died by suicide. His wife, Allison Holker, sought help from Los Angeles law enforcement officials on Tuesday after Boss left their house without his car. Boss' body was later found at an undisclosed LA area hotel.

Boss was also known for his dancing talent. He was the runner-up on the fourth season of Fox's reality dancing competition So You Think You Can Dance back in 2008, and had various roles in many dance-themed film projects like Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, the Step Up franchise, and 2015's Magic Mike XXL.

During the final week of DeGeneres' talk show, the out TV legend paid emotional tribute to her longtime friendship with Boss.

Boss is survived by his wife and their 3 children. Our thoughts go out to Boss' friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time.

If you or a friend are having suicidal thoughts, please know there is a well of support out there to help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 can be reached 24 hours a day by people of all ages and identities. If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person considering suicide, the Trans Lifeline can be reached at (877) 565-8860. The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 24 and younger). Trained counselors at the Trevor Project Lifeline can be reached 24/7 at (866) 488-7386, by texting START to 678678, or via the TrevorChat instant messaging service at

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