"He lived his life from love," Holker said of her late husband in an emotional Instagram video posted on February 18.
Trigger Warning: The following article mentions death by suicide which some readers may find distressing.
Allison Holker thanked her supporters for the "hope" and "inspiration" following her family's tragic loss. After her husband Stephen 'tWitch' Boss' death by suicide at age 40 in December, the So You Think You Can Dance alum, 35, thanked her 3.8 million Instagram followers for "all the love and support" they've given her family since his death, reported PEOPLE.
"It has been very challenging and emotional," she said. "But you guys have brought so much hope and inspiration to us by sharing stories and memories and moments and different ways that Stephen impacted your life," she added.
"He was someone that was just beautiful, and he lived his life from love. And he made you feel a certain way," she said in the February 18 post. "My family and I have always said that we wanted to make sure that our purpose was lived out by bringing joy to people, a joy to people's homes, from dance or love."
She continued, "And that's not going to change for us. It's going to feel a little bit different, but we know that that's our purpose, and we'll still do that to this day. And I hope that we can remember the feeling he gave us and that we can still move from there."
"We can still move and choose love. And we can choose grace. We can still choose kindness," adding, "I will always be there for you guys." Holker concluded saying, "And I appreciate you being there for us at this moment. It goes a really far way for us. So thank you."
A few weeks back, Holker posted a tribute video on Instagram 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."
In a statement shared with TODAY shortly after Boss' death, Holker 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.”
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).
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