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J-Lo, Justin + Other Honor The Life Of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss

Following his tragic death on Wednesday (12.14), Jennifer Lopez has joined an ever-growing group of entertainers whose lives were touched by Stephen “tWitch” Boss in paying homage to the dancer-turned-deejay.

Shortly after the news broke that her former World of Dance costar had died by way of suicide, J-Lo took to her Instagram account sharing her emotions:

“Twitch was such a light and a beautiful soul…” she wrote, captioning a carousel of photos of her, tWitch and their other World of Dance costars, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo. “Shocked and deeply saddened,” she continued. “My heart breaks for @sir_twitch_alot, his wife and children … Sending you love and strength.”

In a statement given to People, the passing of the former Ellen DJ was confirmed by his wife and fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss who said “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us.” “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.”

Lopez is just one of many to pay tribute to the So You Think You Can Dance alum, along with Justin Timberlake who wrote a series of tweets honoring tWitch. “It’s heartbreaking to hear that someone who brought so much joy to a room, was hurting so much behind closed doors.” “I’ve known Twitch for over 20 years through the dance community – he always lit everything up. You just never know what someone is really going through.”

Ellen DeGeneres shared that she was “heartbroken” over the news, tweeting a photo of her hugging tWitch and writing “tWitch was pure love and light.” “He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”

Authorities have confirmed that tWitch’s cause of death had been suicide. He was 40-years-old and leaves behind three children: Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.

If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available 24 hours, at 1-800-273-8255.

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Author: Saul Goode

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