Ellen DeGeneres commemorated the one-year anniversary of Stephen “tWitch” Boss’s passing with a heartfelt video shared with her followers.

She reminisced about their daily post-show ritual of walking off set arm in arm, their joyous trip to Vegas to see Silk Sonic, and a memorable visit to Miraval in Austin where tWitch conquered a fear. Ellen expressed profound loss, highlighting tWitch’s vibrant spirit and the shock of his suicide at 40.

Emphasizing the importance of awareness around depression and suicide prevention, she shared her regret that tWitch hadn’t confided his struggles, stressing the unexpected depths of personal battles. Ellen’s tribute underlined her deep affection for tWitch and the enduring memories of their time together, despite the sorrow of his absence.