The former talk-show host and best friend of tWitch reflected on the past 11 days since he took his own life.
Ellen DeGeneres Shares Emotional Message About “tWitch”
“Hey everybody, um, I just wanted to say the past 11 days have been really tough for everyone. Everyone is in pain, and trying to make sense of it and we’ll never make sense of it,” she admitted.
Ellen then went on to explain how everyone across the world who watch tWitch or met him in person can “honor him.”
Ellen Wants Everyone To Honor “tWitch” By Dancing, Laughing & Playing
“The holidays are hard I think, anyway. But to honor tWitch, I think the best thing we can do is to laugh, hug each other and play games, and dance and sing,” Ellen said. “That’s the way we honor him, is we do the things he loved to do, which is dancing. He LOVED music, he loved games, so, we do that.”
tWtich joined “The Ellen Show” in 2014 and was a staple on the show until it’s very last episode in 2022.
Ellen promoted tWitch to executive producer of her long-running daytime talk show in 2020.
She went on to discuss how the grieving process has been.
“And I know it seems hard, it seems impossible. But that’s how we honor him and hug each other and tell each other we love each other and let people know we’re there for them and check in on people,” she added. “So, happy holidays everybody, and um, I know it’s not a happy holiday, but he was pure light as everybody in the comments said.”
Ellen concluded her message by once again telling her fans, “Let’s honor him and think about him and send love to one another.”
tWitch passed away earlier this month from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 40-years-old. He is survived by his wife, Allison Holker, three children, mother and millions of friends and fans.
Since His Death, Ellen Has Shared Fond Memories Of Her On-Air DJ
We previously reported on Ellen’s wish to remember all the “love and laughter” she shared with her talk-show DJ.
“Right now what I want to do is remember all the love and laughter I had with tWitch,” she wrote in the caption. “He brought so much joy to my life. I know he brought joy to yours too. I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite moments with him. If you want to you can also share yours. #ILovetWitch”
The video shows several moments of Ellen and ‘tWitch’ from the show, which was used as a segment towards the end of the show’s run. Some of the clips included in the montage were of when ‘tWitch’ taught Ellen an entire dance routine for “So You Think You Can Dance,” which is where the two first met, and of when ‘tWitch’ first appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Rest in peace, Stephen “tWitch” Boss.