Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ mother opens up on her son’s death
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Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ mother has opened up on the tragic death of her son.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ sadly passed away at the age of 40, a statement by his wife confirmed.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us," she told People earlier this week (14 December).
Stephen's mother Connie Boss Alexander has also paid an emotional tribute to her late son.
On her Instagram stories, Connie wrote: "Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement.
"Please know I see all the messages, texts, posts and the phone calls. I can’t use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can."
"Please keep us in prayer," she added.
"Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond."
Stephen had three children – Weslie, 14, Maddox, six, and Zaia, three – with his wife, Allison Holker Boss.
She said: "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.
"I am certain there won't be a day that goes by that we won't honour his memory.
"We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children."
"Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you."
"I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart," read Ellen DeGeneres' heartbreaking tribute.
"I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children - Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia."
DJ Pauly D also wrote on Twitter: "Damn this is sad news. Sending prayers to Stephen "tWitch" Boss's family and friends... RIP TWITCH."
Actor and singer Eric West said: "RIP Stephen 'tWitch' Boss... He was a bright energy! Full of life."
Actress and comedian Marsha Warfield added: "WHAT?!?! Oh, no! I remember seeing him at the beginning of his season on So You Think You Can Dance.
"I watched him and Allison start a relationship on the show... My condolences to all who loved him."
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677