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Jami Ganz

Ellen DeGeneres will ‘never make sense’ of ‘Twitch’ suicide but shares how to ‘honor’ his legacy

Ellen DeGeneres is reflecting on the loss of her friend, dancer and producer Stephen “Twitch” Boss, over a week after his suicide.

The former daytime talk show host, 64, took to Instagram Friday to reflect on the “really tough” aftermath of Boss’s death on Dec. 13 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“Everyone is in pain and trying to make sense of it. And we’ll never make sense of it. And the holidays are hard, I think, anyway,” said DeGeneres.

“But to honor tWitch, I think the best thing that we can do is 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.”

DeGeneres has in recent days dedicated her Instagram feed to Boss, who was most well-known for for being the DJ on her talk show.

His wife, Allison Holker, who he met on “So You Think You Can Dance,” confirmed his death on Dec. 14. He was 40.

DeGeneres quickly reacted, saying she was “heartbroken” over the loss of her “family.”

Holker, 34, took to Instagram this week to say that Boss, with whom she shared three children, was her “one and only.”


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