"I miss you! I love you to infinity and beyond," Connie Boss Alexander wrote.
The death of Stephen "tWitch" Boss came as a shock to many. His loved ones are still recovering from it, including his mother, Connie Boss Alexander. After the famous dancer and The Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer was featured in the 2023 Grammys' In Memoriam segment on February 5, his mother reacted with an emotional message which she shared on her Instagram Story, per PEOPLE.
"It will never seem real," she wrote alongside a picture of the tribute. "I miss you! I love you to infinity and beyond. Keep shining bright for us!" She also added a white heart emoji, the hashtag #STB (her son's initials) alongside an emoji of a white dove and an emoji of a broken red heart.
The Recording Academy has explained on its website that the annual award show segment serves "as a moment to reflect on and salute the members of the music community we lost." Boss, who ended his own life on December 13 at age 40, was included in the Memoriam to honor his work in dance.
His career in the industry began when he earned fame as a contestant on MTV's The Wade Robson Project and a runner-up on Star Search. He later competed on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008, ending season 4 as a runner-up and later returning as an All-Star. He served as a judge when the show returned in 2022.
Boss was also known for his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In 2014, he joined the show as a guest DJ. He became a permanent part of the series and was elevated to co-executive producer in 2020.
Boss frequently took to social media and posted fun videos with his wife Allison, who also competed on SYTYCD, on social media. Their kids Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14 also joined them in dance video posts.
In a previous statement to PEOPLE, Allison shared, "Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends, and community above all else, and leading with love and the light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans."
Boss' mom has also spoken out on her son's death on social media and thanked everyone for their support amid this tough time for her family. "Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers, and encouragement," she wrote. "Please know I see all the messages, texts, posts, and phone calls. I can't use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can."
She concluded her post by adding a personal message for her late son. "Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond. 💙 💔," she said.
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: Getty Images | Dia Dipasupil