Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’s wife Allison Holker shares emotional tribute video two days after LA funeral


The wife of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, Allison Holker has shared an emotional tribute video just two days after her media personality husband’s private funeral in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old professional dancer and choreographer took to Instagram on Friday to share a clip featuring several family snaps set to the tune of Rihanna’s song Lift Me Up.

The powerful track was featured on the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever soundtrack as a tribute to late star Chadwick Boseman as it played over many personal snaps including their children: 14-year-old Weslie, six-year-old Maddox, and three-year-old Zaia.

Sad: The wife of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, Allison Holker has shared an emotional tribute video just two days after her media personality husband’s private funeral in Los Angeles 

Touching: The 34-year-old professional dancer and choreographer took to Instagram on Friday to share a clip featuring several family snaps set to the tune of Rihanna's song Lift Me Up

Touching: The 34-year-old professional dancer and choreographer took to Instagram on Friday to share a clip featuring several family snaps set to the tune of Rihanna’s song Lift Me Up

Allison also penned a heartfelt message to her late husband as she wrote: ‘To my husband, best friend, babe, Chee-chalker, Superman and father of my children I LOVE YOU FOREVER and ALWAYS! 

‘We will forever remember you as the true beacon of light that you were and we will continue to cast your light and love throughout the world. Thank you for our incredible memories and our beautiful life shared together.’

As Boss famously spent years as the DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the host replied to Holker’s post with a sweet message. 

Family first: The powerful track was featured on the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever soundtrack as a tribute to late star Chadwick Boseman as it played over many personal snaps including their children: 14-year-old Weslie, six-year-old Maddox, and three-year-old Zaia

Family first: The powerful track was featured on the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever soundtrack as a tribute to late star Chadwick Boseman as it played over many personal snaps including their children: 14-year-old Weslie, six-year-old Maddox, and three-year-old Zaia

Allison also penned a heartfelt message to her late husband as she wrote: 'To my husband, best friend, babe, Chee-chalker, Superman and father of my children I LOVE YOU FOREVER and ALWAYS!'

Allison also penned a heartfelt message to her late husband as she wrote: ‘To my husband, best friend, babe, Chee-chalker, Superman and father of my children I LOVE YOU FOREVER and ALWAYS!’

Just the two of us: An image from their wedding in 2013 was shown

Just the two of us: An image from their wedding in 2013 was shown

'His light lives on with all of you': As Boss famously spent years as the DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the host replied to Holker's post with a sweet message

‘His light lives on with all of you’: As Boss famously spent years as the DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the host replied to Holker’s post with a sweet message

The 64-year-old mogul wrote: ‘His light lives on with all of you.’

Just two days ago Boss was laid to rest while surrounded by his closest family members in a private funeral service which took place on Wednesday.

Though the ceremony is just for his closest family members, a larger celebration of life will reportedly be held in the near future.

Boss died by suicide on December 13 at age 40. 

At rest: Just two days ago Boss was laid to rest while surrounded by his closest family members in a private funeral service which took place on Wednesday; seen in June 2022

At rest: Just two days ago Boss was laid to rest while surrounded by his closest family members in a private funeral service which took place on Wednesday; seen in June 2022

Sources close to Boss said that the larger ceremony would be for his close friends, as well as people he considered to be part of his family.

Presumably, one of those guests will be Boss’ close friend Ellen DeGeneres. 

He handled DJing duties on her popular daytime talk show, but he eventually moved up to become a co-executive producer after becoming a popular fixture on the show. 

Prior to his biggest role with DeGeneres, Boss had his breakthrough when he competed on season four of So You Think You Can Dance and finished as the runner-up.

He would go on to return to the competition series as a guest in subsequent seasons before moving on to DeGeneres’ show in 2014.

He was initially a guest DJ before being offered a permanent role, and in 2020 he became part of the show’s creative team with his new producing role.

However, the show was beset by claims that it constituted a toxic workplace in the same year, and three executive producers were eventually fired after they were accused of sexual harassment.

DeGeneres’ reportedly rude treatment of her staff members also tarnished her reputation.

Expanded circle: Sources close to Boss said that the larger ceremony would be for his close friends, as well as people he considered to be part of his family, which presumably includes Ellen DeGeneres; seen together in 2018

Expanded circle: Sources close to Boss said that the larger ceremony would be for his close friends, as well as people he considered to be part of his family, which presumably includes Ellen DeGeneres; seen together in 2018

Moving on up: Boss was a guest DJ on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014 before being offered a permanent role, and in 2020 he became a co-executive producer, but the series ended in 2022 following accusations of a toxic workplace; DeGeneres seen in April 2021

Moving on up: Boss was a guest DJ on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014 before being offered a permanent role, and in 2020 he became a co-executive producer, but the series ended in 2022 following accusations of a toxic workplace; DeGeneres seen in April 2021

The comedian struggled to hold back tears as she shared an emotional video on late last month that paid heartfelt tribute to her late friend.

Ellen, 64, began her video by telling fans: ‘The last 11 days have been really tough for everyone.’

She added: ‘Everyone is in pain and trying to make sense of it, and we’ll never make sense of it.’ 

DeGeners — who appeared to be filming in her garden in Montecito, California — added that to honor him, ‘The best thing we can do is to laugh and hug each other and play games and dance and sing… the things he loved to do.’ 

Moving: The comedian struggled to hold back tears as she shared an emotional video on late last month that paid heartfelt tribute to her late friend: 'Everyone is in pain and trying to make sense of it, and we'll never make sense of it'

Moving: The comedian struggled to hold back tears as she shared an emotional video on late last month that paid heartfelt tribute to her late friend: ‘Everyone is in pain and trying to make sense of it, and we’ll never make sense of it’

‘It seems impossible, but that’s how we honor him, she continued. 

‘And hug each other and tell each other we love each other and let people know we’re there for them and check in with people.’

The video came after his widow Allison Holker broke her silence on the shocking death earlier this week. 

Following the devastating news on Dec. 13, Ellen first shared a clip with fans that highlighted the dancer’s work on her talk show. 

Deep breaths: Ellen was overcome with emotion as she started her video to fans

Honoring him: Ellen paid tribute earlier to Boss in a loving video that original aired on her talk show

Honoring him: Ellen paid tribute earlier to Boss in a loving video that original aired on her talk show

At the start, DeGeneres said she wanted to give special attention to Boss, rather than showing another compilation of clips from her celebrity guests.

‘I’m supposed to be throwing to a montage right now of some of our favorite celebrity moments, but I’m not gonna do that,’ she began.

‘Over a decade ago, I met someone who changed my life — and our show. And I’m talking about you tWitch. Come here,’ she said as a seemingly surprised and bashful Boss walked over to her guest chair from his DJ booth at the side of the stage.

They shared a sweet hug, and then she handed him a preparatory tissue. ‘It’s gonna get ya,’ she said. 

Loved ones: The video comes after his widow Allison Holker broke her silence on the shocking death earlier this week

Loved ones: The video comes after his widow Allison Holker broke her silence on the shocking death earlier this week

Saying goodbye: Boss, who died by suicide on December 13 at age 40, appeared in the clip, which aired in the final week of DeGeneres' talk show

Saying goodbye: Boss, who died by suicide on December 13 at age 40, appeared in the clip, which aired in the final week of DeGeneres’ talk show

Surprise: 'Over a decade ago, I met someone who changed my life ¿ and our show. And I'm talking about you tWitch. Come here,' she said as a seemingly surprised and bashful Boss walked over to her guest chair from his DJ booth at the side of the stage

Surprise: ‘Over a decade ago, I met someone who changed my life — and our show. And I’m talking about you tWitch. Come here,’ she said as a seemingly surprised and bashful Boss walked over to her guest chair from his DJ booth at the side of the stage

Family: 'So, I love you so much, and it's been an emotional week,' she said, before noting that his mother and best friend were in the audience and saying it was just a 'coincidence'

Family: ‘So, I love you so much, and it’s been an emotional week,’ she said, before noting that his mother and best friend were in the audience and saying it was just a ‘coincidence’

‘So, I love you so much, and it’s been an emotional week,’ she said, before noting that his mother and best friend were in the audience and saying it was just a ‘coincidence’ that the tribute coincided with them visiting.

In a halting, emotional speech, she mentioned the ‘little tiny moments’ the two would share backstage, where they could sing and dance together.

‘You always make me smile and laugh,’ she said, before cutting to the original video.

The video aired during the show included an interview Ellen gave in which she spoke about what tWitch meant to her.

‘Well, I don’t want to say goodbye,’ was all she could say as her eyes welled up with tears.

Hard words: The video aired during the show included an interview Ellen gave in which she spoke about what tWitch meant to her. 'Well, I don't want to say goodbye,' was all she could say as her eyes welled up with tears

Hard words: The video aired during the show included an interview Ellen gave in which she spoke about what tWitch meant to her. ‘Well, I don’t want to say goodbye,’ was all she could say as her eyes welled up with tears

Dance contest: She cut back to season eight of her talk show, when she wanted to put on a dance for her audience, so the producers of So You Think You Can Dance put her in touch with Boss, who was a former contestant and runner-up on the show from 2008

Dance contest: She cut back to season eight of her talk show, when she wanted to put on a dance for her audience, so the producers of So You Think You Can Dance put her in touch with Boss, who was a former contestant and runner-up on the show from 2008

Hard work: 'It was like a crash course in getting to know each other,' she said over footage of the two practicing their dance steps

Hard work: ‘It was like a crash course in getting to know each other,’ she said over footage of the two practicing their dance steps

She cut back to season eight of her talk show, when she wanted to put on a dance for her audience, so the producers of So You Think You Can Dance put her in touch with Boss, who was a former contestant and runner-up on the show from 2008.

‘It was like a crash course in getting to know each other,’ she said over footage of the two practicing their dance steps.

She added that he was ‘so patient with me.’ 

After the two pulled off their dance successfully, he returned later as a guest DJ and dancer, and Boss later became her official co-host and co-executive producer starting in 2014. 

In the family: After the two pulled off their dance successfully, he returned later as a guest DJ and dancer, and Boss later became her official co-host and co-executive producer starting in 2014

In the family: After the two pulled off their dance successfully, he returned later as a guest DJ and dancer, and Boss later became her official co-host and co-executive producer starting in 2014

Having a laugh: In one joyous clip, Boss brought his young son Maddox, now six, onto the stage and held him in the air as they wore matching outfits. 'That's a cute little son of a tWitch, I'll tell you that,' Ellen joked

Having a laugh: In one joyous clip, Boss brought his young son Maddox, now six, onto the stage and held him in the air as they wore matching outfits. ‘That’s a cute little son of a tWitch, I’ll tell you that,’ Ellen joked

In one joyous clip, Boss brought his young son Maddox, now six, onto the stage and held him in the air as they wore matching outfits.

‘That’s a cute little son of a tWitch, I’ll tell you that,’ Ellen joked. 

One particularly hilarious clip showed Boss blindfolded with a wide-eyed mask as he had to eat some chocolate candy hands-free while trying to describe it to an also-blindfolded Allison Janney.

The musician didn’t appear as please in a funny clip from a segment in which Ellen had to hold him down as he got his legs waxed on camera.

‘Whenever he’s not here for whatever reason, it’s just different,’ Ellen said back in her interview, noting that she would always look over to him for reactions while filming.

‘We have this connection, and he makes me laugh,’ she said. ‘I love you tWitch.’

Ouch! The musician didn't appear as please in a funny clip from a segment in which Ellen had to hold him down as he got his legs waxed on camera

Ouch! The musician didn’t appear as please in a funny clip from a segment in which Ellen had to hold him down as he got his legs waxed on camera

Sweet: DeGeneres added that the two would say they loved each other 'every day when we say goodbye.' 'He says, "Love you much," and I say, "Love you." So he's never gonna be out of my life. He's always a part of my life,' she added

Sweet: DeGeneres added that the two would say they loved each other ‘every day when we say goodbye.’ ‘He says, “Love you much,” and I say, “Love you.” So he’s never gonna be out of my life. He’s always a part of my life,’ she added

DeGeneres added that the two would say they loved each other ‘every day when we say goodbye.’ 

‘He says, “Love you much,” and I say, “Love you.” So he’s never gonna be out of my life. He’s always a part of my life,’ she added. 

The video concluded by returning to the footage of Ellen serenading Boss on stage.

‘I love you,’ she said as she held his hand, before a stagehand presented the DJ with a framed black-and-white photo of the two photographed from behind as they walked off stage with their arms wrapped around each other.

‘I love you like crazy,’ she reiterated. 

Saying goodbye: The video concluded by returning to the footage of Ellen serenading Boss on stage. 'I love you,' she said as she held his hand as a stagehand gave him a photo of the two walking off stage

Saying goodbye: The video concluded by returning to the footage of Ellen serenading Boss on stage. ‘I love you,’ she said as she held his hand as a stagehand gave him a photo of the two walking off stage

Moving: 'I came her to dance one time,' he said with tears in his eyes. 'And now I've gained a family. I've gotten married. We've had more kids on the show. 'Whether I was a real DJ or not, I always felt at home'

Moving: ‘I came her to dance one time,’ he said with tears in his eyes. ‘And now I’ve gained a family. I’ve gotten married. We’ve had more kids on the show. ‘Whether I was a real DJ or not, I always felt at home’

Boss tried to say ‘I love you’ back, but his voice got too choked up.

‘I love the family that we’ve gained here. And something that I’ll always remember is that you gave me a place where I can just be myself. 

‘I came her to dance one time,’ he continued. ‘And now I’ve gained a family. I’ve gotten married. We’ve had more kids on the show.

‘Whether I was a real DJ or not, I always felt at home. And I thank you for that Ellen,’ he said with emotion rippling through his voice, before adding thanks to the show’s crew.

‘We love you so much. You’re a fake DJ, but a real good man,’ DeGeneres concluded, which got a hearty laugh out of Boss. 

Boss died on December 13 after shooting himself in the head in his room at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, California.

The tragedy came only three days after the dancer celebrated his ninth wedding anniversary with his wife Allison. 

In addition to his wife, Boss is survived by his son Maddox, six; daughter Zaia, three; and stepdaughter Weslie, 14.

If you or a loved one needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255.

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