As you may have heard last week, Stephen “tWitch” Boss passed away last week. Boss was the DJ that you saw on “Ellen” who always seemed so cheerful. It really makes you stop and realize that we never really know what someone is going through.
What possibly could have led this young man to taking his own life? I know that with many people it’s a money issue, or they get so depressed because of the poverty of their lives that they decide to end it. Some people think that if they end their life and their loved ones get life insurance money to be taken care of that it fixes the problem. It doesn’t. A persons loved ones want them, not the money and I’d be willing to bet that they’d give up that money in a second to have their loved one back in their arms.
Other times, there is just something so traumatic that has happened that they just can’t stand the thought of living life in the reality. Let me just say this, that no matter what you’re going through in life, it will pass. Things will get better.
Connie Boss Alexander, the mother of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, has publicly expressed her gratitude for the support she has received following her son’s death by suicide on Tuesday at age 40.
In an Instagram Story on Thursday, Alexander wrote, “Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement. Please know I see all the messages, texts, posts and the phone calls. I can’t use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can.” She also addressed a personal message to her late son, saying, “Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond.”
Boss’s wife, Allison Holker Boss, also released a statement on Wednesday, describing him as “the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.” She added, “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt.”
Many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Kerry Washington, Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith, JoJo Siwa, and Cheryl Burke, have paid tribute to Boss on social media.