In addition to honoring Stephen “tWitch” Boss, former “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” producer Andy Lassner is defending the late dancer’s friends from accusations that they are “trying to make this tragedy about themselves.”
Boss, 40, committed suicide on December 13. His passing was verified by his wife, Allison Holker Boss, in a statement that NBC News could get.
Numerous famous people who knew Boss as a gifted choreographer, a fan favorite judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have posted sincere condolences to him since the news of his passing.
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On Friday, December 16, Lassner—who collaborated with Boss on “Ellen”—also posted a touching Instagram about the choreographer. In it, she addressed criticism that certain celebs aren’t sincere when discussing Boss’s passing.
Featuring a black-and-white photo of Boss smiling, Lassner said, “So many people on social media are posting images of themselves on Twitch. Mentioning their close bonds with him.
They were discussing the texts they sent him just last week and their previous conversation with him. It’s all true; that’s the thing. It is entirely accurate.
“Those who knew him are not attempting to make this tragedy about themselves,” he continued. They are merely attempting to explain Twitch’s history to you.
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According to the TV producer, Boss was selfless, making everyone he encountered feel like “the most important person in the world.”
Boss was a friend to everyone, according to Lassner, which is why so many people are mourning his passing.
“He was our flame, our joy, and our performer. There was a great burden that none of us recognized he was carrying. He had to be so exhausted. He didn’t want it to be about him, so we were unaware of this. “Never,” he said.
He claimed that the numerous tributes are aiding in the grieving process for those who knew Boss.
So now we have two options, he wrote: “Either we can spend all of our time wondering why and how and never be content with the answers we envision.” “Alternatively, we may concentrate on appreciating the gift he provided us by letting us draw light from his flame. The issue is that light is still there within us. Everyone of us
Let’s strive to share that light with the ones we love, he said in his concluding statement to the lengthy essay. That’s all we can do. And that is all. It’s more than sufficient.
In 2014, Boss started working as a DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” In 2020, he was promoted to executive producer and continued to appear on the afternoon program till it was canceled earlier this year.
On the show, he frequently waxed lyrical about his three kids, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3. He had three kids with Holker Boss.
Holker Boss, 34, commended her husband for prioritizing “family, friends, and community above all else and leading with love and light meant everything to him” in her statement regarding his passing.
He was the foundation of our family, the best husband, father, and an inspiration to his followers said the other “So You Think You Can Dance” graduates. To say that he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his beneficial influence will endure.
Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will permanently save the last dance for you, Holker Boss concluded her moving speech.
Connie Boss Alexander, Boss’s mother, thanked everyone for their love and support.
On December 15, she thanked her family and friends for their support, prayers, and love on her Instagram story. “Please be aware that I read every message, text, post, and phone call. I’m at a loss for words right now. I promise to get in touch whenever I can. Please keep us in your prayers.
“Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to infinity and beyond,” she then remarked to her son.