Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss would have turned 41 on Friday.
Tributes poured in for the musician who died of suicide in Los Angeles in December 2022.
His widow Allison Holker, 35, shared a photo with their children – Weslie, 15, Maddox, seven, and Zaia, three – at his grave in Los Angeles.
“We honor our beautiful, sweet, kind and loving Stephen tWitch Laurel Boss,” Holker began about her late husband who worked on The Ellen Show and So You Think You Can Dance.
‘Forever in our hearts and minds, carrying us, guiding us and lifting us. We feel your presence every day and will be forever grateful for the wonderful times we shared together. We feel your arms wrapping around us and holding us up on this day. Happy birthday, my love @sir_twitch_alot.”
His birthday: Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss would have turned 41 on Friday. Tributes poured in for the musician who died of suicide in December 2022. His widow Allison Holker, 35, shared a photo with their children – Weslie, 15, Maddox, seven, and Zaia, three – at his grave in Los Angeles.
Touching: Ellen DeGeneres was one of the first to leave a comment, saying, “It’s a beautiful day. Sending you all so much love
His former boss Ellen DeGeneres was one of the first to leave a comment: “It’s a beautiful day. Sending so much love to you all.”
Ellen also shared her own tribute.
The 65-year-old former talk show host — who recently discussed what’s next for her — shared a photo of the two on Instagram, along with a short but heartfelt caption.
She wrote to her 139 million followers: ‘Happy birthday, tWitch. I love you and I will always love you.”
Thousands of likes quickly poured in from fans mourning the DJ turned producer.
Holker shared another post on Thursday, uploading a slideshow of several images and reflecting on life without her husband.
‘Life lately… So proud of my angels! Let love abide in our hearts and guide and direct us,” she began.
‘There are some very difficult moments. “We’ve had some really tough days, but we’re leaning on each other and lifting each other up,” she added.
The caring parent noted, “We start every morning by saying… ‘We do the hard things!’ It’s our most vulnerable moments that keep us together and forever stronger!’
Moving forward: Allison has taken to social media to share how she and her children are coping with TWitch’s untimely death less than a year ago
In February, he was honored at a celebration of life ceremony.
Holker called him one ‘light’ in her speech during the service in Los Angeles.
According to People, she also told mourners, “He chose love, mercy and kindness. And he deserves to be celebrated.”
Allison and Stephen’s daughter Weslie also spoke at the event, hosted by family pastor Joe Smith, while Mickey Guyton and Andy Grammer performed for guests.
Remembering him: Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute to her late boyfriend Boss on what would have been his 41st birthday
Friendship: The comedian started working with Boss in 2014 when he was hired as a guest DJ on her talk show. He had worked his way up to co-executive producer by 2020
About 500 attendees showed up for the service, including DeGeneres and the entire cast and crew of her talk show, as well as Wayne Brady, Loni Love and Derek Hough.
Comedian Loni, 51, posted a photo of the program on Instagram and said: ‘Goodbye King Twitch.’
Allison, who married Stephen in 2013, said in a statement at the time of his death: “It is with the depths of my heart that I have to share that my husband Stephen has left us.
“He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
Stephen is said to have been working with Allison on TV projects at the time of his death and was laid to rest at a private funeral in January.
Earlier this month, Allison filed for half of her partner’s estate because he died without a will. She and other family members have created the Move With Kindness foundation, which aims to honor the late choreographer’s legacy by “spreading love and awareness about mental health.”