THIS is UNBELIEVABLE Dancer and DJ ‘tWitch’ Dead at 40

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of Stephen “tWitch” Boss at the age of 40. Stephen was a beloved husband, father, and friend, and his impact on those around him was immeasurable.

ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES — “The Sound of Musical Chairs” Episode 201 — Pictured: (l-r) Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss — (Photo by: Mike Rozman/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Later that same day, authorities were contacted by a nearby hotel who reported that they had found DJ’s lifeless body in one of their rooms.

As per TMZ, Boss is said to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Fans will recall how the DJ rose to fame through his exploits on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Boss started there in 2014 but stayed with the show until its end. Ellen even made him an executive producer.

Stephen’s wife, Allison Holker Boss, shared her sorrow in a statement to PEOPLE. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” she said. “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into.

He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans. ”

Those who knew Stephen remember him as a warm and loving person who always put others first. He was known for his infectious smile and positive attitude, and he always made those around him feel welcome and appreciated. In addition to his role as a husband and father, Stephen was also a successful dancer, choreographer, and television personality.

He first rose to prominence as a contestant on the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance,” and later went on to host the show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and star in the film “Magic Mike XXL. ”

Despite his many accomplishments, Stephen never lost sight of what was truly important in life. He was deeply devoted to his wife and children, and he always put their well-being above all else. In her statement, Allison spoke about the legacy that Stephen leaves behind. “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” she said.

“I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children. ”

Stephen will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and his passing leaves a hole in the hearts of many. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife, children, and all of those who loved him. May he rest in peace.

Jennifer Lopez also shared numerous photographs of tWitch on Instagram, expressing her admiration for his lively soul before wishing him and his family strength during this trying time.

Moreover, Lopez provided a reminder that everyone can seek help if they are feeling overwhelmed as there is always someone waiting to offer aid – just phone 988 or text them for suicide or crisis hotline support.