Stephen 'tWitch' Boss died by suicide without other causes, LA County coroner's report says

ByLisa Respers France, CNNWire
Thursday, May 25, 2023
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Friends, peers and loved ones are mourning the loss of DJ, choreographer and television personality Stephen "tWitch" Boss, who died this week at the age of 40.

LOS ANGELES -- Stephen "tWitch" Boss, the amiable DJ for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and dancer who rose to fame on "So You Think You Can Dance," died by suicide in December without other causes, according to an autopsy report by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

He was 40.

No drugs or alcohol were found in the dancer's system at the time of his death, and no other conditions were listed in the report.

His death was met with shock because of the sunny disposition he displayed both on air and online.

At the time of his death, his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss, released a statement to CNN.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us," Holker Boss said in the statement. "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."

Stephen "tWitch" Boss, the amiable DJ for "Ellen DeGeneres Show" and dancer who rose to fame on "So You Think You Can Dance," has died.

Earlier this month, People magazine published an interview with her in which she said, "It's been really hard because I can't understand what was happening in that moment [he died]."

"Stephen brought so much joy to this world, and he deserves to be remembered as the beautiful man he was," Holker Boss said.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to connect with a trained counselor or visit the Lifeline site.

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