Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, DJ for ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ dead at 40

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Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the amiable DJ  who rose to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance,” has died 

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“Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. 

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“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” 

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Boss died by suicide, was pronounced dead around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino 

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tWitch started his tenure at "The Ellen Show" in 2014 and later was promoted to co-executive producer in 2020. 

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The dancer-DJ also appeared in films like "Step Up: All In" and "Magic Mike XXL" and was featured in Disney+'s "The Hip Hop Nutcracker," released this year.  

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He also had placed as a runner-up on "So You Think You Can Dance" and later judged season 17 of the dance competition show. 

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Celebrities like Questlove and Kerry Washington posted on social media in mourning. 

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The Alabama native studied dance performance at Southern Union State Community College and Chapman University. 

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He is survived by his wife and three children. 

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