Emotional tribute to the late Dance & Music Superstar tWitch at NAMI WLA Gala

Kyle Richards, Derek Hough, Jenna Dewan, Allison Holker and her daughter Weslie Fowler gave an emotional tribute to the late Stephen “tWitch” Boss and his Family, at the National Alliance of Mental Illness Westside Los Angeles (NAMI WLA) Annual Mental Health Gala at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles: where Allison Holker and her daughter Weslie Fowler accepted the NAMI WLA Heart of a Champion Award in honor of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, a husband, dedicated father, and friend to so many.
tWitch had died recently in December of 2022, which you can read in our news story below, and view the video re-broadcast of that show. In the below photo L – R: Derek Hough, Jenna Dewan, Allison Holker-Boss and Weslie Fowler-Boss at the NAMI WLA 2023 Mental Health Gala: 

The A-List Celebrities that were there were: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sam Trammell, Lindsay Price, Curtis Stone, Travis Van Winkle, Kyle Richards, and Evan Ross, who were on the red carpet. After cocktail hour, guests headed to their seats where the gala honorees of the evening, Lanetta Wahlgren Milken from The Milken Family Foundation and Pure Edge, Inc., were awarded for their dedication to ending stigma through mental health education. 

Derek Hough and Jenna Dewan introduced a beautiful tribute video for Stephen “tWitch” Boss followed by awarding Allison Holker and her daughter Weslie Fowler the NAMI WLA Heart of a Champion Award in honor of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, a husband, dedicated father, and friend to so many. In the midst of tragedy, the Boss Family has spotlighted mental health in the media and has become such an inspiration to so many individuals that are suffering in silence every day. NAMI WLA announced that they will be teaming up with the Boss Family Foundation, Move With Kindness to dedicate the Hearts and Minds program in the Boss Family name. NAMI Hearts and Minds is a wellness, dance and movement program designed to educate and empower you to better manage your health — mentally and physically. After the heartfelt speech, Kyle Richards hit the stage to welcome a special performance by Aloe Blacc. The moving performance had the whole crowd on their feet including Evan Ross, Terrence Howard, Brandon T. Jackson and Ugo Mozie.

Also there were L – R: Award Winning Actor: Terrence Howard and Evan Ross: 

The NAMI WLA gala brought together entrepreneurs and philanthropists in support of the organization’s mission to build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The night ended with everybody getting up to dance with music by DJ Ruckus.

Now we will have a look back to our story from 12/13/2022:  Dance & Music Superstar tWitch dies of suicide at the age of 40!

On Tuesday December 13, 2022 Stephen “tWitch “ Boss died of an apparent suicide, at a Los Angeles Hotel, after he was found to have shot himself in the head. tWitch was 40 years old, and lived 1982 to 2022. His death is a big loss to the Music and Entertainment world, and especially to his wife Allison Holker, and their 3 children.

tWitch co-starred with Channing Tatum in “Magic Mike: XXL”, and he is best known as the DJ on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” – 2014 to 2022.

#tWitch rose to fame in 2008 as the runner-up of “So You Think You Can Dance”, and our TV shows: Entertainment & Sports Today and Entertainment Today were very happy to have interviewed him many times on “So You Think You Can Dance” by our Reporters: Margie Rey Renee Esebag Melanie Murphy, and Lynn Telzer; and at The 2016 Teen Choice Awards- by our TV Reporter: Carter Rundell – Melanie Murphy’s Nephew.

Our 2 TV Reporters: Melanie Murphy and her Niece Haylie Rundell interviewed tWitch at the 2015 “So You Think You Can Dance” TV broadcast on FOX, at CBS studios in Hollywood, for the Top 8 finals. He was the Team Captain and Mentor on the show at this time.

He was so kind and generous to us, and all of our news crews over the years at various events! Backstage he took the time to teach our 2 Reporters: Melanie and Haylie a dance move, did a promo shot for our TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, and the Fox Network; and told Melanie how he first got his nickname “tWitch”. The below photo is of our Reporters: Melanie Murphy & Haylie Rundell, with tWitch, as he teaches them his dance move: 

You will be able to see all of this, and our complete TV show episode Rebroadcast from August 18, 2015, on this show by clicking the link. You will also be able to see the interviews of all of the other Dancers and finalists of the Top 8. Below is the news story from that TV episode:

On this online version of last night’s TV Broadcast – Entertainment & Sports Today takes you live to CBS Studios for The Top 8 Dancers on :
“So You Think You Can Dance ” on FOX , with interviews with Judges : Jason Derulo , and Paula Abdul (in an emotion packed interview in a separate earlier live broadcast ) , Team Captain / Mentor – tWitch , The All-Star Dancers from past seasons , and all of The Top 10 Dancers .
Stay tuned to FOX and Entertainment & Sports Today for this coming Monday’s show- on The Top 8 Dancers , as 2 will be eliminated.

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For the whole news story, and to watch the whole video TV Broadcast with the interviews of the dancers, and tWitch, click the below link: https://www.entertainmentandsportstoday.com/dance-music-superstar-twitch-dies-of-suicide-at-the-age-of-40/

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