Stephen “tWitch” Boss was probably best known for his DJ stint on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Stephen was also a successful dancer and producer. But his most important role was husband to Allison Holker and father of their children.
Stephen and his wife met in 2010 when both participated on So You Think You Can Dance. Additionally the couple also appeared together on Dancing with the Stars.
Despite Stephen’s seemingly outward success, inside he was struggling. His pain wasn’t visible but it was most definitely taking a toll on his mental health. On December 13, 2022, Stephen took his own life in a Los Angeles hotel room.
The aftermath of Stephen’s heartbreaking decision impacted his mother, wife, and children. While they attempt to navigate logistics after grieving such a devastating loss, Stephen’s business affairs were obviously left unresolved. It was recently revealed tWitch did not leave a will stating what he would like done with his estate. As a result, Allison is headed to court.
According to Page Six, on Feb. 6, 2023 Allison filed a California Spousal Property Petition in the Superior Court of California. It’s basically a document that formally requests all of her husband’s assets to be filed in her name.
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Because Stephen did not have a will, Allison submitted legal papers asking for “confirmation of property belonging to the surviving spouse” and “determination of property passing to the surviving spouse.” If you’re wondering, this is not unusual and a common procedure in cases like this one. The filing showed Allison stated Stephen did not have a net worth when they married back in 2013.
Prior to his job with Ellen DeGeneres, Allison said Stephen “owned only personal effects of little value”. The court docs highlighted the property Allison wants to take over as the surviving spouse but it is noted she is “not requesting administration over her late husband’s estate.”
The papers read, “This includes any interest in a trade or business name of any unincorporated business or an interest in any unincorporated business that the deceased partner was operating or managing at the time of his death”.
Allison stated she and Stephen had “no written agreements between” them before his sudden death. She went on to request her husband’s half of Stephen Boss Productions and his Goldman Sachs investment account. The filing also shows she is seeking royalties from Disney World, Cast and Crew Production Services; SAG/AFTRA, and GEP Talent Services, LLC.
Hopefully all of this will be settled in a timely manner so Allison, Stephen’s mom, and the kids can continue their healing process.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this article, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
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