The dynamic hip-hop dancer and television personality Stephen Boss, better known by his stage name tWitch, passed away on Tuesday in a Los Angeles motel room.
He first gained notoriety on the reality competition "So You Think You Can Dance" before landing a regular spot on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." He was 40.
From 2014 until earlier this year, Boss was a key feature of Ellen DeGeneres' US talk show.
While confirming the news Ellen DeGeneres tweeted “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. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children - Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia”
She described the American freestyle hip-hop dancer and actor as "pure love and light". "He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart," she wrote. "I will miss him."
The medical examiner's office in Los Angeles County pronounced the death a suicide.
Boss and Holker each competed on “So You Think You Can Dance” and bonded over their love for dance.
Fans have enjoyed watching Boss make their TVs happy for years. In 2003, he participated in The Wade Robson Project and Star Search on MTV. In 2008, he finished second on So You Think You Can Dance.