Stephen 'tWitch' Boss' Mom Shares Heartfelt Tribute to Her 'Firstborn'

The multi-hyphenate star died by suicide a year ago.

It’s been a year since Stephen “tWitch” Boss' passing, and his mother, Connie Boss Alexander, found a heartfelt way to pay homage to him.

Taking to Instagram, she shared a montage of pictures and videos of their favorite moments. "A year ago today, you sent your last I love you’s, your final check-ins and closed your eyes in this earthly realm and awoke with all the ancestors in the presence of God."

Alexander continued, "My first born, my first heartbeat, my Booboo (I can see that little smirk, yes I said it), my beautiful son, Stephen Laurel Boss, I miss you beyond words and love you through eternity. #LLSLB 09/29/82-12/12/22🕊️♾️❤️💙🙏🏽”

On Dec. 13, 2022, the “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant died by suicide at the age of 40.

At the time, his wife, Allison Holker Boss, confirmed his passing in a statement to PEOPLE. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading 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."

She honored her late husband in a ceremony last week to mark what would have been their 10th wedding anniversary. 

"We honor love by finding peace and gratitude in the memories of the ones that have transformed our souls forever. On our anniversary I find myself in a space of tranquility embracing so many beautiful moments felt and experienced. With my whole heart I celebrate our love," she wrote.

In December 2013, the dancing couple tied the knot at SYTYCD creator Nigel Lythgoe's Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles, Calif. They showcased a hip-hop-inspired dance to Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love" with Allison's daughter Weslie as part of their wedding festivities.

The mom of three has been open about her grief journey saying, “Grief never ends .. but every season of challenge has an expiration date. Keep believing and keep dancing through.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to

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