- Stephen “tWitch” Boss died Tuesday at a hotel in Encino, California.
- His mother, Connie Boss Alexander, broke her silence Thursday in an Instagram story.
- “I can’t use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can,” she wrote.
The mother of Stephen “tWitch” Boss spoke out following her son’s death.
Connie Boss Alexander shared a statement to her Instagram stories on Thursday, according to a screenshot obtained by People, just two days after Boss died by suicide at 40.
“Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement. Please know I see all the messages, texts, posts and the phone calls,” Alexander wrote. “I can’t use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can.”
Alexander concluded by addressing her son. “Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond,” she wrote.
Boss’ wife, Allison Holker Boss, confirmed his death in a statement to People on Wednesday.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” she wrote. “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. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
Allison continued by reflecting on her husband’s legacy.
“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children,” she wrote.
“Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you,” Allison added.
In September, Alexander shared a tribute in honor of Boss’ 40th birthday.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOOBOO! (I get to use it at each milestone don’t fuss at me) Scrolling through, realizing any picture is inadequate to describe the happiness and pride I feel on today,” she wrote. “All the professional accomplishments not withstanding, what strikes me more is the man you have become…from a son and brother, to a husband and father.. I couldn’t have envisioned a better journey.”
Boss was a contestant on the dance-competition series “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008 and recently returned as a judge for the latest season. People reported that Boss performed as a guest DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” before snagging a permanent position and becoming a co-executive producer in 2020.
Fans and friends of Boss have also shared moving tributes to him online, including Ellen DeGeneres, who wrote she was “heartbroken.”
—Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2022
“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,” DeGeneres tweeted Wednesday.