Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ colleague defends public tributes to DJ | Entertainment News

Long-time colleague Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss has defended friends and colleagues of the late DJ for sharing images and stories about him following his suicide.

Former ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ producer Andy Lassner insisted that those paying tribute were not trying to “make this tragedy about themselves” and were trying to convey the personality of the dancer and actor to the world.

She said in a lengthy Instagram post on Saturday (17.12.22) alongside a black and white photo of Stephen, 40, sitting and smiling: ‘So many people on social media are posting pictures of themselves with Twitch. Speaking of their close friendships with him. Talking about the texts they exchanged with him just last week. Talking about the conversation they once had with him.

“The thing is, it’s all true. It’s all real. Those who knew him are not trying to make this tragedy their own. They’re just trying to convey to you who Twitch was.

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“He made everything for you. He made you feel like the most important person in the world. And he did that for everyone. Not just the people he needed or who were “important”. He did it for everyone.

“It doesn’t sound real. But it is. All these. He was everyone’s friend. He truly cared about every single person that worked on the show and everyone in his life.

“And the thing is, if you only met him once – you felt that feeling. This light.

“That’s why I think you and I are hurting. Because we all relied on him.”

Andy worked with Stephen for almost a decade during his regular DJ slots on the Ellen show, with his post being liked by celebrities including Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Aniston.

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In his Instagram post he added: “She was our flame. Our joy. Our dancer. There was a heavy burden none of us realized we were carrying. He must have been so tired.

“But we didn’t know that because she never wanted it to be about him. Always.

“So now we can either spend all our time wondering why and how and never be satisfied with the answers we imagine.

“Or we can focus on being grateful for the gift he has given us by allowing us to take light from his flame. The point is that the light still burns within us. All of us.

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“Let’s try to share this light with the people we love. It’s really all we can do. And that’s enough. It is more than enough.”

Steven, who had children Wesley, 14, Maddox, six, and three-year-old Zia with wife of nine years Alison Holker, 34, died of a self-inflicted head injury on Tuesday 13 December.

His widow said in a tribute: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share that my husband Stephen has left us.

“Steven lit up every room he walked 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.”


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