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Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, former 'Ellen' show DJ, dead at age 40

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Posted at 7:44 AM, Dec 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-14 22:29:06-05

Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, the loveable DJ and dancer from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has died, according to People and TMZ.

In a statement to People, his wife, Allison, says, "It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us."

Boss first introduced himself to a national audience in 2008. He appeared on the Fox show "So You Think You Can Dance." His freestyle dance moves earned him a second-place finish.

He joined "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2014. He appeared daily as the show's DJ until it wrapped in 2022.

"I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him," DeGeneres said in a tweet.

Official details surrounding Boss' death have not been made public.

Boss and his wife had recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.

"I couldn’t be more grateful to celebrate this perfect magical day," she posted on Instagram this week.

The pair had three children.

Boss was 40 years old.