Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss Honored at Memorial Service

Stephen 'tWitch" Boss
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Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’s friends an family honored him at an emotional celebration of life service on Saturday in Los Angeles.

People magazine reports that wife Allison Holker and the couple’s children welcomed his friends to pay tribute to the dancer and Ellen DeGeneres Show producer to an afternoon ceremony.

Speakers included tWitch’s friend and mentor Ellen DeGeneres, plus comedian Loni Love and actor Wayne Brady.

Other attendees included Derek Hough, Wade Robson, AJ McLean, Robin Antin, several So You Think You Can Dance cast and crew and the entire Ellen DeGeneres Show cast and crew.

Debbie Allen introduced a video tribute. Jeff Thacker, who officiated Stephen and Allison’s 2013 wedding introduce a clip as well. Country artist Mickey Guyton and singer Andy Grammer also performed for attendees. There were also dance tributes from Bdash (James Derrick), Slavik Pustovoytov and Ceasare “Tighteyex” Willis.

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Allison and her 14 year old daughter Weslie, 14 both spoke before guests to share their thoughts on the impact Stephen had on their lives as a husband and father. “He was the light. He chose love, grace and kindness. And he deserves to be celebrated,” Allison said.

The Boss family have started a foundation in tWitch’s honor

In honor of her husband’s legacy, Allison and her family have started a foundation dubbed the Move with Kindness Foundation, which “aims to carry on the legacy of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss by spreading love and mental health awareness.”

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss died at 40 by suicide on Dec. 13, leaving behind a suicide note alluding to past struggles.

Up until his shocking death, the dancer and entertainer led a successful career. The hip-hop dancer finished So You Think You Can Dance season 4 as runner-up in 2008. After that he spent several seasons as an all-star dancer–serving as a mentor and dance partner for current contestants. Ultimately, he sat on the judges panel of SYTYCD in 2022.

In 2013, he performed on Dancing with the Stars. In 2014 he joined the Ellen Degeneres Show as her DJ and eventually became an executive producer. He hosted the E Entertainment competition Clash of the Cover Bands in 2021. He also appeared in the movie Magic Mike XXL. In 2017, he and Allison Holker hosted the documentary series Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.

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