News broke this morning that beloved DJ and dancer Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss died by suicide. He was 40 years young.
He and his wife, Allison Holker, got married in 2013 after meeting on the all-star season of “So You Think Can Dance,” and had just celebrated their 9-year anniversary this past Saturday.
Holker is now speaking out about the devastating news.
Allison Holker Says ‘tWitch’ Was The “Backbone Of Our Family”
According to reports, ‘tWitch”s wife Allison Holker ran frantically into an LAPD station Tuesday, informing them her husband had left home without his car, which is something that was out of character. Shortly after, police responded to a call at an L.A. hotel, where they found Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Allison Holker Boss, 34, told PEOPLE. “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.”
“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” she continued to say. “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.”
The former “Dancing With the Stars” pro then shared a message for her husband, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
Allison Holker and ‘tWitch’ Celebrate 9 Years Of Marriage
This past weekend, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and Allison Holker Boss celebrated nine years of marriage together.
“It’s our 9th anniversary!!,” Holker wrote on Instagram. “I couldn’t be more grateful to celebrate this perfect magical day!!! Saying YES to @sir_twitch_alot has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life!! I feel so blessed and loved!! I love you baby and I will never take you or OUR love for granted! I LOVE YOU #happyanniversary #bosswedding2013.”
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‘tWitch’ also shared a TikTok video of the two sharing a beautiful kiss before moving out of the screen and showing a photo from their wedding day.
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ Career
He also previously co-hosted “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” with his wife and appeared in many popular films and shows such as “Magic Mike XXL”, “Modern Family” and “Step Up All In.”
‘tWitch’ and Holker share three children together — Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.
If you or someone you know is dealing with mental health struggles or suicidal thoughts, contact 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for help.