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1st Anniversary of tWitch’s Passing Marked As Mom And Ellen DeGeneres Share Touching Tributes

BY Dora Dzaka December 15, 2023 5:50 PM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook @Stephen tWitch Boss

On the first anniversary of Stephen “tWitch” Boss’s passing, his mom as well as longtime friend Ellen DeGeneres shared some emotional tributes to honor his memory.

On December 13, 2022, the 40-year-old dancer and star of the Ellen DeGeneres Show committed suicide.

Connie Boss Alexander, Boss’s mother, paid tribute to her late son the day before the first anniversary of his passing. She posted something on Instagram that read:

“A year ago today,” she captioned a montage filled with pictures and videos of their favorite moments together.

“You sent your last I love you’s, your final check-ins, and closed your eyes in this earthly realm and awoke with all the ancestors in the presence of God. My firstborn [sic], my first heartbeat,” Connie continued, recalling the “little smirk” he would make whenever she called him “my BooBoo.”

“My beautiful son, Stephen Laurel Boss, I miss you beyond words and love you through eternity. #LLSLB 09/29/82-12/12/22,” she concluded.

Additionally, on Wednesday, tWitch’s boss and friend, Ellen DeGeneres, posted a video to her Instagram page in which she discussed her friendship with the late dancer, who co-starred on her talk show.

“I thought that I would share a couple of memories that I have,” DeGeneres was heard saying in the video. The former daytime talk show host launched into fond memories of how they ended every episode of her show.

“We would sing and dance to some song. And then we would make each other laugh somehow,” she recalled. “And then we would walk off arm in arm and walk to my dressing room, which was the first one we got to, and I would say, ‘I love you,’ and he’d say, ‘Love you much.’ And then he would walk off to his. And every single day, that’s how we ended the show, arm in arm. I miss that.”

Ellen then shared some photos from one of their last trips together, which was to Las Vegas. “It was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun just hanging out in Vegas and singing to each other,” she added.

“His memory lives on. I love him so much. I miss him so much,” DeGeneres said as her tribute drew to a close. “And it’s a reminder every single day that you just don’t know what people are going through because he was a happy guy, I thought, and I was really close to him. And he never shared that with me.”

“So, that is sad that he didn’t feel like he could find a way out and share that he was struggling. We would have all done anything we could to help him. I miss him every single day. But I have amazing memories of him,” she concluded.