The long-running and adored dancing DJ on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Stephen "tWitch" Boss, who was also a past participant on "So You Think You Can Dance," passed away at the age of 40.

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His wife Allison Holker Boss provided confirmation of his demise in a statement that was posted on People.com on Wednesday

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She stated, "I have to explain that my husband Stephen has left us with the hardest of hearts." "Stephen brought light into every space he entered. 

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Above all things, he treasured his family, friends, and community. He believed that the best way to lead was to lead with love and light

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 He served as the foundation of our family, was the finest husband and father, and served as an example to his followers."

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"I'm devastated. tWitch was only pure light and love. I had nothing but love to give him since he was my family. He will be missed.

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Please show Allison and his lovely children Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia your love and support "On Twitter, Ellen DeGeneres wrote beside a picture of the two sharing an embrace onstage

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The Alabama native studied dance performance at Southern Union State Community College and Chapman University.

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The dancer-DJ also had appearances in movies including "Step Up: All In" and "Magic Mike XXL" and was a featured dancer in this year's Disney+ production, "The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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