The dancer-DJ additionally appeared in movies like Step Up: All In and Magic Mike XXL and was featured in Disney+’s The Hip Hop Nutcracker, launched this yr. He additionally had positioned as a runner-up on So You Assume You Can Dance and later judged season 17 of the dance competitors present.
“We’re shocked and heartbroken by the tragic information of the passing of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss. tWitch was a multi-faceted expertise and integral a part of The Ellen DeGeneres Present and our Warner Bros Tv Group household. He had the power to convey communities of individuals collectively every day to share in pleasure and laughter,” Warner Bros Tv Group mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.
The Alabama native studied dance efficiency at Southern Union State Neighborhood School and Chapman College.
His love of dancing permeated via all elements of his life as he aspired to emulate greats like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.
“My private opinion: The best of all time needed to be Gene Kelly, man. Gene Kelly, as a result of he’s a man’s man. I really like Fred Astaire, however Fred Astaire was so easy, and it was nice. He was so stylish,” Boss mentioned in an interview with the Related Press in 2014. “However Gene Kelly – he could possibly be like someone’s dad, who simply determined to stand up off the sofa and dance round and clear the kitchen up.”
Boss posted dance movies on TikTok along with his spouse, who can be an expert dancer, with their kids making visitor appearances.
Celebrities like Questlove, Kerry Washington and Carrie Ann Inaba posted on social media in mourning.
“I’ve no phrases man. Could his household discover decision on this darkish time. Could all of us discover peace of thoughts in our on a regular basis lives. On a regular basis is a winding highway and also you simply could by no means know who’s on the sting,” Questlove posted on Instagram.
“Twitch introduced pleasure and like to folks everywhere in the world via music and thru dance. My coronary heart is heavy at present for his household and all of those that knew and liked him,” Washington additionally posted on Instagram.
“He was a particular one. A great man, a husband, an artist, a dancer, an entertainer, a shiny gentle…He was extraordinary. He may do something and he did it with a pleasure and style and a few swagger. Twitch, I’m at a loss… my coronary heart appears to be frozen… like I don’t wish to exhale, hoping that perhaps if I don’t exhale, that somebody will appropriate this horrible mistake. And all will probably be okay once more,” Inaba, a Dancing With The Stars decide, posted on Instagram.
Boss’s dying was first reported by TMZ.
He’s survived by his spouse and three kids.
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