Depression is a silent killer. Many people who experience it suffer in silence before deciding that can’t put up with that feeling any longer.
The tragic passing of the well-known DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, 40, who was part of The Ellen DeGeneres Show from 2014 to the show’s conclusion earlier this year, is yet another example that we should pay close attention to those around us and help them fight depression before it becomes too late.
tWitch’s death was ruled as a suicide and many of his family and friends can’t believe that someone who produced such joyful music could be experiencing so much pain.
One of those people who were left devastated by tWitch’s passing is singer Justin Timberlake who has been the DJ’s friend for almost two decades.
Timberlake expressed his sadness and encouraged everyone to be more caring and look for one another.
tWiche’s loss touched the dance community to the core. He was a vital part of it and his choreography and dance routines have been known worldwide.
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss was loved by many and he brought joy wherever he went.
Jojo Siwa, co-judge on So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) tWitch was a part of, posted a touching tribute to his pal.
“My heart has been shattered into a million pieces. Twitch was a wonderful mentor to me and many others in our SYTYCD family. He brought so much love and light into my life, and I will never forget that.
“He was like a wonderful older brother to me, always encouraging, teaching, giving sound advice, and making me laugh and smile no matter what. That kind of friendship is unique and unusual. We shall all miss him terribly, but we can take solace knowing that he’s now at a better place.”
“Twitch’s wife and three lovely children have my heartfelt love and prayers. We all appreciate his enormous gift, which he shared with us; it would be wonderful to see him again one day (a joke between us that I would forever treasure). Rest assured, Dad, the world will continue to spin in your absence. You are greatly loved brother. Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss, may you rest peacefully in heaven.”
Among the others who paid their tribute to the life and work of this incredible man are Cheryl Burke, a Dancing With the Stars pro who thanked tWitch for “always putting a smile on my face, being so enthusiastic and inspirational.”
Channing Tatum posted a photo of himself and tWitch and expressed his love for his late friend, saying it is beyond his intellect and heart to imagine that tWitch is forever gone.
Rest in peace, tWitch, you are dearly missed and loved.
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