Stephen Laurel Obituary, Death – Boss’s wife, Allison Holker, reported his strange behavior to the Los Angeles Police Department on December 13, 2022, claiming that he had left their home without taking their car. After Boss neglected to check out of the hotel, police were called in reaction to a shooting at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, Los Angeles. It was determined that he committed suicide. He was in his forties. Numerous well-known celebrities paid tribute to Boss when the news of his passing broke, including the former First Lady Michelle Obama, Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum, and comedians Ellen DeGeneres and Questlove.
Freestyle hip-hop dancer, choreographer, actor, television producer, and television personality Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss was from the United States. In the 2008 season of So You Think You Can Dance in America, he came in second (SYTYCD). He often featured as a guest host on The Ellen DeGeneres Show from 2014 until May 2022, during which time he also served as co-executive producer. In Ellen’s Game of Games, he portrayed Ellen DeGeneres’ sidekick. He and his wife Allison Holker hosted Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings on Freeform and Disney+ from 2018 and 2020.
Boss was born on September 29, 1982, in Montgomery, Alabama, to parents Sandford Rose and Connie Boss Alexander. After graduating from Lee High School in 2000, he pursued a degree in dance performance at Chapman University and Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama. Boss progressed to the semifinals of MTV’s The Wade Robson Project and placed second in the 2003 Star Search television talent competition. He helped with the training of other YG Entertainment artists like Big Bang and created routines for South Korean pop/R&B singer Seven.
As a Maybelle’s Store Dancer in Hairspray, he made an uncredited “flamboyant dancer” appearance in Blades of Glory in 2007. After participating in So You Think You Can Dance, he and his partner Katee Shean taught dance at South County Classical Ballet. He and Allison Holker did a dance routine on Dancing with the Stars on April 30, 2013. They then switched to a live performance of Lindsey Stirling’s “Crystallize.”
Boss made his television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 1, 2014, as a guest DJ. He revealed that he had a role in Magic Mike XXL in October 2014. He began contributing as a co-executive producer to Ellen DeGeneres’ daily talk show on August 17, 2020. Boss appeared in the drama Ushers after being cast as Marcel X in the superhero film Perfectus. He participated in the Breed and Chill Factor OCLA dance teams.