‘tWitch’ was a constant fixture on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for the past 8 years when the show was on the air.
WASHINGTON — Stephen “tWitch” Bass, best known as a longtime DJ for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” has died. He was 40 years old.
Bass’s wife, Alison Holker Bass, confirmed his death in a statement to PEOPLE..
She said in part that “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and guiding 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.”
Oh The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s report also confirmed Bass’ death.Although the cause of death was not recorded.
According to TMZ, the boss committed suicide. He was reportedly found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Los Angeles hotel on Tuesday, TMZ said, citing law enforcement sources.
Bass was the runner-up on season 4 of “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008. In 2014, he Joined “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” And was an integral part of the show until it ended in 2022. He was named co-executive producer of the show in 2020.
“Relax, my friend,” said Andy Lausner, one of the show’s executive producers. tweeted on Wednesday as news of Bass’ death spread..
DeGeneres first connected with Bass in 2010 when she wanted to recreate a performance from “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Boss and his wife also hosted “Disney’s Fair Tale Weddings” on Disney+. The couple just celebrated Their 9 year wedding anniversary on Saturday.
If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time of the day or night or online can chat
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