Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss tragically passed away on December 13, 2022, leaving the dancing and entertainment worlds without a bright light. He was a choreographer, actor, television producer, and well-liked television personality in addition to being a gifted dancer. The exuberant freestyle hip hop artist tWitch made his imprint on the entertainment business and left a lasting legacy that touched many people’s emotions.
Early Life and Education
In Montgomery, Alabama, on September 29, 1982, Connie Boss Alexander and Sandford Rose gave birth to Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss. His journey in the dance industry started after he graduated from Lee High School in 2000. His love of dancing inspired him to pursue a degree in dance performance at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama, and subsequently at Chapman University, where he developed his abilities and cultivated his passion for expression via movement.
Stephen’s early career was distinguished by several noteworthy achievements. He demonstrated his remarkable dance skills on MTV’s “The Wade Robson Project,” where he reached the semifinals in 2003. He received attention for placing second in the Star Search television talent competition.
The South Korean pop/R&B superstar Seven allowed tWitch to work as a choreographer, and together they helped YG Entertainment’s singers, notably Big Bang, get their start. He had an international impact on the dance community.
In addition, tWitch was active in the film industry. He had uncredited appearances in “Blades of Glory” and “Hairspray” in 2007 as a “flamboyant dancer” and a Maybelle’s Store Dancer, respectively. He became a well-known character in the entertainment industry because of his energizing dancing movements and engaging on-screen presence.
Through his participation in the well-known television program “So You Think You Can Dance” (SYTYCD), tWitch achieved success. He made his second appearance in Season 4 in 2008 after making his debut in Season 3 in 2007. He finished as the runner-up.
He made a lasting impression with his dynamic and compelling performances on the program, which included a remarkable modern dance choreographed by Mia Michaels. He extended his adventure on SYTYCD by making appearances in later seasons, serving as an “All-Star” in Seasons 7, 8, and 9. He had such a significant influence on the program that in 2022, for the seventeenth season, he was appointed as a permanent judge.
tWitch established a name for himself as a television personality in addition to his dancing profession. He often appeared as a guest host and co-executive producer on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” from 2014 until May 2022. Additionally, he was a sidekick for Ellen DeGeneres on “Ellen’s Game of Games.”
He and his wife, Allison Holker, presented the magical “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” series on Freeform and Disney+, a program that beautifully illustrated the romance of Disney-themed nuptials and love affairs.
What was Stephen “Twitch” Boss’s Cause of Death?
Stephen “Twitch” Boss passed away on December 13, 2022, in Encino, Los Angeles at the age of 40. Due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, his death was classified as a suicide.