It is with deep sadness that the world has recently learned of the passing of Ronnie Terrell Williams known as DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss, a freestyle hip hop dancer, choreographer, actor, television producer, and television personality. He was well-loved in the entertainment industry and in his personal life as a husband to Allison Holker and father to their two children. Keep reading this article to know more
Who was Ronnie Terrell Williams?
Ronnie Terrell Williams as known as DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss was born in September 29, 1982. He began his professional dancing career at age five when he was discovered by an agent who saw him tap dancing in his hometown of Montgomery Alabama.
After relocating to Los Angeles, he quickly rose to prominence as a dancer and choreographer. He was featured on shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew and later became the resident DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. His career achievements included working with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Pink, Usher and Shakira. In addition to his work for other artists, tWitch also had his own show Step Up: High Water which ran for three seasons from 2018-2020 on YouTube Premium.
Outside of Entertainment
Beyond his work in entertainment, DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss will be remembered for his kind heart and spirit. He was known for his charity work advocating for civil rights and education reform through organizations such as Teach For America and Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. He was also a dedicated family man who treasured time spent with wife Allison Holker and their two children Maddox Laurelle Boss (born 2016) and Zaia Boss (born 2020).
How did Ronnie Terrell Williams die? what was the cause of his Death
On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, Ronnie Terrell Williams died at 40 in an apparent suicide. The day prior to his death, his wife Allison Holker had alerted the Los Angeles Police Department that he had left their home without his car—which was out of character for him. Officers were called to a hotel in Los Angeles where he had failed to check out of a room and upon investigation they discovered he had taken his own life with a gunshot wound. This tragedy is sure to have wide-reaching implications within the community.
Ronnie Terrell Williams obituary
Ronnie Terrell Williams was a beloved and promising being whose life has been tragically cut short. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Ronnie made an impact on us all, despite his young age. The full scale of his potential was remarkable and it is heartbreaking to process this sudden loss. Our condolences are with Ronnie’s loved ones during this painful time, and may our prayers provide comfort as they grieve. Ronnie will remain in our hearts forever and never be forgotten.
Tribute Pour to Ronnie Terrell Williams Death
Motel staff found DJ STEPHEN ‘TWITCH’ BOSS deceased in the bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Stephen’s wife, Allison, was frantic when she reported her husband missing — saying it was not like him at all, and that he’d left his car at home.
I had a best friend that committed suicide when we were 14 yrs old. Y’all see what I’ve gone through as a child smh. I have never gotten over that. She called me a few minutes before shooting herself. At 14, I didn’t know the signs but I was smart enough to know that something wasn’t right based on our conversation. I thought about it all that night and couldn’t sleep. I even heard the gun shot but tried to block it out of my mind. I kind of figured it was her. Imagine getting on the bus and waiting for her to sit next to you. Imagine going to class and the counselor calls u to the office asking questions. Imagine being questioned about her belongings that were in your locker. I dealt with that trauma for many years and I dreamt many times that we discussed why she did it. In my dreams we were always holding hands, skipping, and talking about her reasons for ending her life. She would come visit me in my dreams almost every day. God was preparing me to do his work but I was like Jonah, refusing to obey and tried running away. I vowed I would never deal with suicidal ppl but my entire practice including internship was dealing with suicidal clients. Some would sneak shoe strings in their pockets in the hospital to try to choke themselves. Some attempted to jump off bridges. Although I still have my trauma with this, I’ve learned to adjust because it’s
bigger than me. I have to remember that I signed up for this. There were a few ppl on my Facebook friends list about 3-4 years ago that were suicidal. I knew the signs even though I didn’t have a personal relationship with them. I messaged each one to let them know I’m available to listen and advise for free. Two of them committed suicide and the other came to me for counseling. All 3 were men. Men…THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ASKING FOR HELP! We need you and most importantly we want you to show up for yourself. You will be unhappy with life’s experiences if you don’t learn the tools to connect with yourself. There is nothing wrong with expressing how you feel. Society’s definition of a strong man is inaccurate. You are a unique individual and shouldn’t be put in a box with others because your needs are not the same as everyone else. A strong man allows himself to feel. He becomes emotional if needed, he cries if needed, he’s not afraid to ask for help. Society tells you that a strong man needs to suck it up and deal with it. Pls don’t follow the norm. Let’s make getting help the new norm. 🙏🏽
Shed a few tears when i read about it this morning 😢
I was heartbroken to learn about the passing of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who I got to know over the years through my Let’s Move! initiative and visits to The Ellen Show. Stephen was an incredible force—someone who radiated kindness and positivity, and made sure that people around him could feel it, too. We felt his spirit in every dance, every DJ set, every piece of creativity that he brought to life. My heart goes out to his wife, Allison, and their three children, Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.
And if any of you out there are struggling and need someone to talk to, please know that you are never alone. There is always someone ready to help. You can call or text the suicide and crisis hotline by dialing 988.
All those who had the pleasure of knowing or working with Stephen “tWitch” Boss will never forget him or all that he gave back to the world both professionally and personally. May we all take comfort knowing that he is now at peace after having touched so many lives throughout this lifetime. Our thoughts are with our extended dance family on this very sad day. Rest In Peace Stephen “tWitch” Boss – you will be missed but never forgotten!