(NEXSTAR) – Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, a dancer and television personality perhaps best known as the DJ and co-host of Ellen DeGeneres’ former talk show, has died, TMZ first reported Wednesday morning.
Boss, 40, reportedly left home Tuesday without his car, prompting his wife to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, law enforcement sources said. TMZ. He was later found dead in a Los Angeles hotel, the sources said.
An LAPD representative told Nexstar that the department was aware of the report. The boss’s wife, Allison Holker, later confirmed her husband’s death to Peoplealthough she did not reveal the circumstances surrounding his death.
“It is with the heaviest heart that I have to share that my husband Stephen has left us,” she told the outlet, in part.
Holker also asked for privacy amid the loss of her family.
Boss had appeared regularly on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” since 2014, often as a DJ, but also as the show’s host when DeGeneres was away. He had been an executive producer on the show from 2020 to 2022.
Boss previously appeared as a contestant on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and finished in second place during the 2008 season.
He and Holker recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on December 10. The two have three children.