HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 25: (L-R) Allison Holker and Stephen "tWitch" Boss attend the pre-party for Illumination and Universal Pictures' "Minions: The Rise of Gru" Los Angeles premiere on June 25, 2022 in Hollywood, California. [Photo Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images]

Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ Family And Friends Reflect On His Legacy At Celebration Of Life Service

As promised, the family of renowned choreographer and producer Stephen “tWitch” Boss held a celebration of life service after his private funeral. Because the nature of Stephen’s death was incredibly troubling and left his family in shock, Stephen’s burial services were private. His wife, Allison Holker said at the time another service would be organized so others who loved tWitch could celebrate his life.

That event took place over the weekend and many people turned out to honor this incredibly gifted man. According to People, Stephen’s celebrity friends came to support Allison, their children, and his mother. Speakers included tWitch’s co-star from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen DeGeneres, television host Wayne Brady, and comedian Loni Love.

Fellow dancers came in droves, from Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough, choreographer Wade Robson, and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin. Absolute icon and legend Debbie Allen introduced a video tribute to tWitch. There were also musical performances by Mickey Guyton and Andy Grammer.

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In what had to be a horribly difficult moment, Allison and her 14-year-old daughter stood before the attendees to share what Stephen meant to them as a husband and a dad. Allison said, “He was the light. He chose love, grace and kindness. And he deserves to be celebrated.”

Allison also offered an opportunity for people to support the Move with Kindness Foundation. The organization will carry on Stephen’s memory. Move with Kindness will focus on servicing “individuals facing adversity by serving as a source of support and inspiration,” and supporting mental health initiatives in tWitch’s honor. You can check out their mission here.

Stephen tragically died as a result of suicide on December 13, 2022. He was only 40 years old. His death was confirmed by Allison the next day. Stephen left a note alluding to “troubles” but specifics were not provided about the contents.

We continue to wish Stephen’s family healing and closure. Much respect to Allison for handling her public sorrow with grace and compassion for others. Move with Kindness will certainly be a gift to those in need, and a reflection of tWitch’s amazing legacy.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to 988lifeline.org.


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