Fans Reeling at News of Sudden Death of the Ellen Show’s Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss

The dancer, DJ, husband, and father of three tragically dies at age 40, reportedly by suicide.

It is the news that no one wants to get. Especially for a mom of three, just before the holidays, when the eyes of the entire world are on you.

So You Think You Can Dance’s Allison Holker revealed today that her husband of nine years Stephen tWitch Boss, has died. According to TMZ, the LAPD found the Ellen star dead in an L.A. hotel room — apparently by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The L.A. County Coroner has yet to confirm the cause of death, pending an investigation. Police were alerted to the situation after Holker, 34, reportedly went running into a Los Angeles police station stating her husband had left their home without his car, reports TMZ.

tWitch quickly became a fan favorite after joining the Ellen Show in 2014, and eventually became the show’s executive producer. The couple, who met at a wrap party for SYTYCD, celebrated their wedding anniversary just last weekend. Holker shared intimate photos of their wedding in an Instagram carousel.

The couple frequently worked together, most recently in the Hip Hop Nutcracker for Disney +, and had amassed a massive following on social media with their dancing vids and hip-hop workouts.

I spoke with Holker recently for my podcast Visible Panty Lines, where she shared a glimpse into their family life and the importance they placed on having regular family dinners, amidst busy schedules. The couple had three children, the eldest, Weslie, 14, from Holker’s previous relationship, and younger sibs Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.

“You’re always bickering in a family…  and if you don’t take that personal time, like with your partner in your life and your children, you might not ever really get to those vulnerable moments of honest conversation,” Holker shared.

Our hearts and thoughts are with Allison, their children, and their entire families during this tragically sad time.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or contemplating suicide, help is available by texting 988 or

Jené Luciani Sena
Jené Luciani Sena is an accredited journalist and internationally-renowned bestselling author, regularly seen on national TV outlets such as Access Daily, Today and Dr Oz. Touted as one of Woman’s World Magazine’s “Ultimate Experts,” she’s a TEDTalk speaker and a busy Mom of 4. Read more