Longtime ‘Ellen’ DJ Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss Dies in Apparent Suicide

On Tuesday, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, 40, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room in an apparent suicide.

The longtime DJ for “The Ellen Show” was reported missing by his wife, Allison Holker, who said he had left home without his car and she was concerned for his safety.

At 11:15 a.m., paramedics were called to a Los Angeles hotel room, where they pronounced him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No further details have been released.

Days earlier, Boss and Holker had celebrated their wedding anniversary.


Holker shared an Instagram post on Saturday: “It’s our 9th anniversary!! I couldn’t be more grateful to celebrate this perfect magical day!!! Saying YES to @sir_twitch_alot has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life!! I feel so blessed and loved!! I love you baby and I will never take you or OUR love for granted! I LOVE YOU #happyanniversary#bosswedding2013,” she captioned the photo from their 2013 wedding.

Holker said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us. 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 honor his memory,” she added. “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you,” she concluded. Boss started his stint with Ellen DeGeneres on the long-running “The Ellen Show” in 2014 and remained with the program until its end in 2022. He became a producer on the show in 2020.