Connie Boss Alexander remembered one of many final occasions she noticed her son Stephen “Twitch” Boss, who died by suicide on Tuesday.
On Thursday night, Alexander posted a new profile image on Fb displaying her leaning on the beloved “So You Think You Can Dance” alum as he embraced her and kissed her brow.
“If I had known this was the last moment I would ever hold my baby[,] I would have held on longer,” she wrote within the caption.
Along with the emotional Fb submit, Alexander shared an announcement on her Instagram Tales on Thursday.
“Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement. Please know I see all the messages, texts, posts and the phone calls,” she wrote within the since-expired submit, Folks reported. “I can’t use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can. Please continue to keep us in your prayer.”
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Her Instagram submit continued: “Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond.”
Boss, who additionally appeared in “Magic Mike XXL,” died by suicide at a motel in Encino. A report from the L.A. County coroner listed a gunshot wound of the pinnacle as the reason for demise. He was 40.
The Occasions confirmed Friday that the performer left a word earlier than he died. Whereas the contents weren’t revealed, the word led investigators to conclude Boss’ demise was a suicide, based on folks conversant in the investigation.
Boss’ spouse, Allison Holker, introduced her husband’s demise in an announcement shared with the L.A. Occasions Wednesday.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” the assertion mentioned. “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.”
Shortly after information of the DJ’s demise unfold, tributes from the tv and dance worlds started pouring in.
Ellen DeGeneres remembered her longtime collaborator on her speak present as “pure love and light” in an Instagram photograph posted Wednesday.
“He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children — Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”
“So You Think You Can Dance” decide Mary Murphy instructed The Occasions Wednesday that she nonetheless remembers seeing Boss carry out in Las Vegas 15 years in the past for the hit dance competitors collection.
“He came out, and I’ll never forget it as long as I live because it was a defining moment in a dancer’s life, when they dance in front of you and one is with the universe, the music, the choreography,” she mentioned.
Additionally paying tribute to the late TV persona this week have been Kerry Washington, Channing Tatum and Michelle Obama.
“My head or heart can not understand this. There is just so much… i don’t know where to begin,” Tatum, Boss’ “Magic Mike” co-star, mentioned in a Thursday Instagram submit. “I love you. I’ll see you again my friend. Until then.”