News about Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ death surprised many. He was famous for being the jolly, dancing DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and had been loved by many.
He, too, had inspired others with his great dancing skills as a freestyle hip-hop dancer and choreographer. Now that he’s gone, relive the life and success of tWitch and the net worth he had left.
The Life and Success of tWitch
The TV personality started to make a name when he won second place in Star Search’s dance category.
He then competed on MTV’s The Wade Robson Project and appeared on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.
He then became a co-host, DJ, and sidekick of Ellen DeGeneres on her longtime talk-variety show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, from 2014 until it ended in 2021.
He also worked with the famed host of Ellen’s Game of Games in 2017.
Aside from being a DJ, tWitch also co-executive produced The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He also produced short films like Prized and Debt.
In addition, he had more than 25 acting credits to his name, like Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, Magic Mike XXL, and more.
Last year, he started hosting the NBC competition series Clash of the Cover Bands.
tWitch’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show Salary and Net Worth
tWitch used to earn $500,000 per season for the first two seasons of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. It then increased to $1 million per season after that.
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At the time of his death, he reportedly had a net worth of $5 million.
tWitch Died of Apparent Suicide
tWitch reportedly died of suicide at the age of 40.
In an exclusive statement to People, his wife, Allison Holker Boss, confirmed the sad news.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us," 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," she added. "I am certain there won't be a day that goes by that we won't honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children."
Allison ended her message with a note to tWitch.
"Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you," she stated.
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