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Ellen Producer Andy Lassner Defends Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss' Friends

Former Ellen Producer Andy Lassner defends Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss' friends who are being criticized for “trying to make this tragedy about themselves.” He also paid tribute to the late DJ. Boss died by suicide on December 13, at age 40. NBC News acquired a statement from his wife, Allison Holker Boss, confirming his passing.

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Former Ellen Producer Andy Lassner defends Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss' friendswho are being criticized for “trying to make this tragedy about themselves.” He also paid tribute to the late DJ.
Boss died by suicide on December 13, at age 40. NBC Newsacquired a statement from his wife, Allison Holker Boss, confirming his passing.
Numerous celebritieswho knew Boss as a creative choreographer, "So You Think You Can Dance" judge and fan favorite, and DJ on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" have posted poignant tributes to him since his passing.
Lassner, who worked with Boss on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," also published a heartfelt Instagram post honoring the choreographer on Friday, December 16; the post also contained a message for people who say that some celebritiesare self-centered when discussing Boss's passing.
So many people on social media are posting pictures of themselves with Twitch. Talking about 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.- Andy Lassner, former "Ellen DeGeneres Show" producer
With a black-and-white photograph of Boss smiling widely at the camera, Lassner continued:
Those who knew him are not trying to make this tragedy about themselves. They are just trying to convey to you who Twitch was. He made everything about you. He made you feel like the most important person in the world. And he did this for everybody. Not just the people he needed or that were “important”. He did it for everybody. It doesn’t sound real. But it is. All of it.- Andy Lassner, former "Ellen DeGeneres Show" producer
According to the television producer, Boss was a selfless individual who made everyone he met feel like "the most important person in the world."
Lassner stated that Boss was a friend to everyone, which explains why so many people are mourning his passing.
He was our flame. Our joy. Our dancer. There was a heavy burden that none of us realized he was carrying. He must have been so tired. But we didn’t know because he never wanted it to be about him. Ever.- Andy Lassner, former "Ellen DeGeneres Show" producer
He stated that the numerous tributes are assisting those who knew Boss to cope with his untimely passing.
So now we can either spend all of our time wondering why and how and never being satisfied with the answers we imagine. Or we can focus on being grateful for the gift he gave us by allowing us to take light from his flame. The thing is that light still burns in us. All of us. Let’s try and share that light with the people we love. It’s really all we can do. And that’s enough. It’s more than enough- Andy Lassner, former "Ellen DeGeneres Show" producer
Celebrity friends, like Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Aniston, and Mario Lopez, commented with heart emojis in support of Lassner's message.
Loni Love added, "What matters to me is that we protect his legacy, protect his family and cherish his memory.. he is missed. 💔"
Boss became a DJ on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2014. Later, in 2020, he became an executive producer and remained on the daily show until its cancellation earlier this year.
On the show, he constantly gushed about his three children with Holker Boss: adopted daughter Weslie, age 14, son Maddox, age 6, and daughter Zaia, age 3.

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss' Wife Holker Boss Confirmed His Death

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Holker Boss, 34, issued a statement confirming her husband's death.
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.- Holker Boss
In her statement regarding her husband's passing, Holker, 34, thanked Boss for placing family, friends, and community above all else, and for placing a premium on leading with love and light.
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. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.- Holker Boss
Holker Boss concluded her heartfelt address for her husband:
Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.- Holker Boss
Connie Boss Alexander, the mother of Boss, also sent a note expressing her gratitude for the outpouring of affection she has received.
Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement. Please know I see all the messages, texts, posts and the phone calls. I can’t use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can. Please continue to keep us in prayer. Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond.- Connie Boss Alexander, the mother of Boss
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