Ellen DeGeneres and her DJ, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, dressed as older variations of themselves final yr for the ultimate Halloween celebration on DeGeneres’ daytime present.
Boss donned a household reunion shirt, a sweatsuit, a leather-based newsboy cap, a white beard and mustache and a beer stomach. He used a cane stabilized by tennis balls to make his method to the DJ stand as Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” blasted from the audio system.
He “dropped it” by plopping right into a chair on the sales space.
“I am future ‘tWitch.’ This is ‘tWitch’ of 2061, which means I’m 79 years old,” Boss mentioned to applause within the six-minute clip, which has greater than 50,000 views on YouTube.
“They call me ‘Pop Pop’ because, look, whenever I come back I pop it for you.”
Sadly, there will likely be no “future tWitch” as Boss died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the top earlier this week on the age of 40.
He checked into the Oak Tree Inn, an Encino resort lower than a mile from his California house, on Monday. He was discovered the following day by a maid after he missed his checkout.
DeGeneres — who wore a pink sweatsuit and matching visor and rode in a motorized scooter for final yr’s costume — is among the many celebrities who remembered the dashing dancer, revealing Boss “brought so much joy to my life.”
DeGeneres employed him as her present’s DJ in 2014. He grew to become an govt producer in 2020 and stayed on till the finale aired final spring.
DeGeneres shared a video from that touching finale through which she paid loving tribute to Boss.
“Over a decade ago, I met someone who changed my life, and our show,” she mentioned, bringing Boss to tears. “You always make me smile and laugh and we put a little something together just to say how much we all love you here.”
Boss’ spouse, Allison Holker, confirmed her husband’s passing Wednesday in a heartfelt assertion obtained by The Post.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker mentioned. “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
He is survived by Holker, 34, and their three kids: Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.
On Thursday, a supply near Boss shot down an unsubstantiated rumor pushed by Boss’ “Stomp the Yard: Homecoming” co-star Columbus Short that he could have dedicated suicide as a result of he “invested in something that took his whole life savings.”
If you or somebody you already know is affected by any of the problems raised on this story, name or textual content the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.