"Thank you for our incredible memories and our beautiful life shared together," Allison Holker wrote.
Trigger Warning: The following article mentions death by suicide which some readers may find distressing.
Allison Holker is honoring her late husband Stephen "tWitch" Boss who died by suicide at age 40 on December 13. A month after his passing Holker shared a throwback video of the two doing what they love together: dance.
Boss and Holker can be seen wearing sweat sets as they bust a move to Skate by Silk Sonic, the Grammy Award-winning duo consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson.Paak. The 34-year-old captioned the tribute, "Our love language."
A week ago, on her Instagram page, she also shared a tribute video with some of their best moments together. Holker wrote, "To my husband, best friend, babe, Chee-chalker, Superman and father of my children I LOVE YOU FOREVER and ALWAYS!" She added that their kids Maddox, 6, Zaia, 3, and Weslie, 14, Holker's daughter from a previous relationship who Boss adopted will "forever remember you as the true beacon of light that you were and we will continue to cast your light and love throughout the world. Thank you for our incredible memories and our beautiful life shared together."
Holker who married The Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ in 2013 shared a statement with TODAY shortly after his death where she noted her husband “lit up every room he stepped into.” For him, " family, friends and community" meant the world to him and he believed in "leading with love and light.” She continued, “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.”
The So You Think You Can Dance alumnus was also a beloved friend of Ellen Degeneres. In 2014, Boss joined The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a guest DJ and eventually landed a permanent position on the series. In 2020, he even got the role of co-executive producer. In an emotional video, eleven days after the dancer's death the 64-year-old shared her grief with everyone who knew and loved Boss. "Everyone is in pain and trying to make sense of it, and we'll never make sense of it," the comedian shared on her Instagram page adding that the best way to honor Boss was to continue "to laugh, hug each other, play games and dance and sing. That's the way we honor him, is we do the things that he loved to do, which is dancing."
If you are having thoughts about taking your own life, or know of anyone who is, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).
Cover Image Source: (L) Getty Images | Photo by Angela Weiss; (R) Instagram | allisonholker