Death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss still feels surreal for many of his loved ones, including his mother, Connie Boss Alexander..
The beloved DJ–turned–producer was one of many honored during the Grammys’ annual In Memoriam segment at event on Sunday night .
After the beloved dancer and The Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer was featured in the 2023 Grammys’ In Memoriam segment on Sunday, his mother reacted in a message shared via her Instagram Story.
“It will never seem real,” she wrote with a snapshot from the tribute. “I miss you!!! I love you to infinity and beyond anything. Just Keep shining bright for us!”
She also added a white heart emoji, with the hashtag #STB (her son’s initials) alongside an emoji of a white dove and an emoji of a broken red heart too.
The Recording Academy explains on their website that the annual award show segment serves “as a moment to reflect on and salute the members of the music community we lost badly.” Boss, who died by suicide on December 13 at age 40, was included in the memoriam to honor his work in dance form.
His work in the industry began after he rose to fame as a contestant on MTV’s The Wade Robson Project and a runner-up on Star Search too. He later competed on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008, ending season 4 as a runner-up and after returning as an All-Star. He served as a judge when the show returned in year 2022.
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Boss’ mom has also previously spoken out on social media, about thanking everyone for their support amid this tough time for her family.
“Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement,” she shared. “Please know I see all the messages, texts, posts and the phone calls too. I can’t use any words right now. Please know I will reach out for sure when I can.”
She concluded her post by adding a personal message for her late son, “Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond beyond anythinh. 💙 💔,” she said.
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 you can go to 988lifeline.org.