honoring a friend. Andy Lassner paid tribute to the late Stephen “tWitch” boss after the dancer’s death at the age of 40.
“Rest, my friend,” the former Ellen DeGeneres Show The executive producer, 55, tweeted on Wednesday December 14th. The Daytime Emmy winner included a throwback photo showing him, Boss and Ellen DeGeneres in a car for an excerpt from the talk show, which aired its final episode in May.
Us weekly confirmed on Wednesday that the Magic Mike XXL Actor died on Tuesday December 13th. According to TMZ, Boss’ wife, Allison Holker, told Los Angeles Police Department officials Tuesday that Boss left their home without his car, which is unusual. Police later received a call reporting a shooting at an LA hotel where Boss was found dead of an apparent suicide.
That So you think you can dance star, 34, later addressed her husband’s death in a heartbreaking statement. “It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that my husband Stephen has left us,” she said on Wednesday. “Stephen lit up every room he walked into. He valued family, friends and community above all and guidance 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.”
That Dancing with the stars alum continued, “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I’m sure not a day will go by that we don’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy at this difficult time for me and especially for our three children. Stephen we love you, we miss you and I will always save the last dance for you.”
Boss made his debut as a guest DJ The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014. Six years later, he became executive producer of the talk show, which he also co-hosted.
Although Lassner’s main role was behind the camera, he often joined comedian, 64, and Boss to do skits with the show’s celebrity guests. In a recurring segment, he accompanied stars to haunted houses on Halloween, as DeGeneres knew the producer was easily startled.
After Boss’s death, the talk show host released her own emotional statement about her former co-star. “I’m lovesick. Twitch was pure love and light,” she wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, alongside a photo of herself hugging the dance pro. “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.”
In the comments, Lassner added, “Nobody made him smile like you did.”
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