Allison Holker Boss says 'grief never ends' almost 1 year after husband Stephen 'tWitch' Boss's death

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By Nasima Khatun

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Allison Holker Boss has opened up about the journey with grief almost a year after her husband Stephen 'tWitch' Boss tragically passed away.

On December 13, 2022, it was announced that Stephen, who was best known for being a DJ on the Ellen DeGeneres show, had died by suicide aged 40 after his body was discovered at a motel in Los Angeles.

As per TMZ, law enforcement officials told the outlet that Stephen had taken an Uber from his home to a hotel less than a mile away that morning, switching his phone to airplane mode so no one could reach him.

At the time, his wife, Allison, rushed to the police station when she noticed that her husband hadn't been in contact, which she described as very "unusual" of him especially since the couple hadn't been experiencing any "arguments or issues" at home.

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Stephen "tWitch" Boss tragically passed away aged 40. Credit: Michael Rowe/Getty

Meanwhile, employees at the hotel were forced to enter Stephen's room after he failed to check out the following morning. Upon entering, they discovered his belongings still in the room before finding his body in the bathroom and immediately called emergency services.

While the entertainer had no previous history of suicide attempts, according to a separate release by TMZ, Stephen allegedly left a note before his death, which "ambiguously" alluded to the professional dancer's "past challenges." Still, the outlet added that it was "unclear exactly what he was referring to."

In the end, the TV star's cause of death was ruled as suicide by a coroner, and county officials further confirmed that the dancer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was also stated that he had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system.

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Zaia Boss, Allison Holker, Weslie Fowler, Maddox Laurel Boss, and Stephen "tWitch" Boss attend Illumination and Universal Pictures' "Minions: The Rise of Gru" Los Angeles premiere in June 2022. Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage/Getty

Now, almost a year later, his wife is still grieving the loss of her husband.

Taking to Instagram, the 35-year-old posted a duo of photographs of herself taken from a photoshoot alongside an emotional caption about losing a loved one.

"Grief never ends... but every season of challenge has an expiration date," she wrote. "Keep believing and keep dancing through."

Have a look at the post below:

Of course, hundreds of fans gathered in the comments to offer kind words of encouragement to the heartbroken mom.

"I was widowed at 29 by suicide, and this caption really does encapsulate the truth. Keep fighting for the light. Life is beautiful. Proud of you!" wrote one user, while another added: "Grief is love and it never ends but it will shape shift to new happier seasons. Sending so much love."

A third also recalled a famous quote to help Allison through the journey.

"I read a quote once that helped me cope after my dads sudden death: 'Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.' - Jamie Anderson."

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Allison Holker opened up about the impact of grief after losing her husband. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty

Allison discussed the impact of her grief in a video posted to Instagram back in February.

"I just want to say thank you for all the love and support that you guys have sent to me and my family at this time," she said in the clip. "It has been very challenging and emotional, but you guys have brought so much hope and inspiration to us by sharing stories and memories and moments and different ways that Stephen impacted your life."

She continued: "He lived his life from love, and he made you feel a certain way. My family and I have always said that we wanted to make sure that our purpose was looked at by bringing joy to people.

"Joy to people’s homes, you know, from dance or love. And that’s not gonna change for us. It’s going to feel a little bit different, but we know that that’s our purpose and we’ll still do that to this day," she added before urging fans to always "choose kindness."

If you or anybody you know is struggling with mental health, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor. Speaking to somebody will always help.

Featured Image Credit: Phillip Faraone/Getty

Allison Holker Boss says 'grief never ends' almost 1 year after husband Stephen 'tWitch' Boss's death

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By Nasima Khatun

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Allison Holker Boss has opened up about the journey with grief almost a year after her husband Stephen 'tWitch' Boss tragically passed away.

On December 13, 2022, it was announced that Stephen, who was best known for being a DJ on the Ellen DeGeneres show, had died by suicide aged 40 after his body was discovered at a motel in Los Angeles.

As per TMZ, law enforcement officials told the outlet that Stephen had taken an Uber from his home to a hotel less than a mile away that morning, switching his phone to airplane mode so no one could reach him.

At the time, his wife, Allison, rushed to the police station when she noticed that her husband hadn't been in contact, which she described as very "unusual" of him especially since the couple hadn't been experiencing any "arguments or issues" at home.

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Stephen "tWitch" Boss tragically passed away aged 40. Credit: Michael Rowe/Getty

Meanwhile, employees at the hotel were forced to enter Stephen's room after he failed to check out the following morning. Upon entering, they discovered his belongings still in the room before finding his body in the bathroom and immediately called emergency services.

While the entertainer had no previous history of suicide attempts, according to a separate release by TMZ, Stephen allegedly left a note before his death, which "ambiguously" alluded to the professional dancer's "past challenges." Still, the outlet added that it was "unclear exactly what he was referring to."

In the end, the TV star's cause of death was ruled as suicide by a coroner, and county officials further confirmed that the dancer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was also stated that he had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system.

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Zaia Boss, Allison Holker, Weslie Fowler, Maddox Laurel Boss, and Stephen "tWitch" Boss attend Illumination and Universal Pictures' "Minions: The Rise of Gru" Los Angeles premiere in June 2022. Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage/Getty

Now, almost a year later, his wife is still grieving the loss of her husband.

Taking to Instagram, the 35-year-old posted a duo of photographs of herself taken from a photoshoot alongside an emotional caption about losing a loved one.

"Grief never ends... but every season of challenge has an expiration date," she wrote. "Keep believing and keep dancing through."

Have a look at the post below:

Of course, hundreds of fans gathered in the comments to offer kind words of encouragement to the heartbroken mom.

"I was widowed at 29 by suicide, and this caption really does encapsulate the truth. Keep fighting for the light. Life is beautiful. Proud of you!" wrote one user, while another added: "Grief is love and it never ends but it will shape shift to new happier seasons. Sending so much love."

A third also recalled a famous quote to help Allison through the journey.

"I read a quote once that helped me cope after my dads sudden death: 'Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.' - Jamie Anderson."

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Allison Holker opened up about the impact of grief after losing her husband. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty

Allison discussed the impact of her grief in a video posted to Instagram back in February.

"I just want to say thank you for all the love and support that you guys have sent to me and my family at this time," she said in the clip. "It has been very challenging and emotional, but you guys have brought so much hope and inspiration to us by sharing stories and memories and moments and different ways that Stephen impacted your life."

She continued: "He lived his life from love, and he made you feel a certain way. My family and I have always said that we wanted to make sure that our purpose was looked at by bringing joy to people.

"Joy to people’s homes, you know, from dance or love. And that’s not gonna change for us. It’s going to feel a little bit different, but we know that that’s our purpose and we’ll still do that to this day," she added before urging fans to always "choose kindness."

If you or anybody you know is struggling with mental health, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor. Speaking to somebody will always help.

Featured Image Credit: Phillip Faraone/Getty