Ellen DeGeneres posted a video on her networks on Friday to pay tribute to Stephen “tWitch” Boss who took his own life on December 13.

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“The last 11 days have been really tough for everyone,” Ellen DeGeneres said in a video posted to her social media on Friday. “Everyone is hurting and trying to make sense of it, and we’ll never figure it out.”

Ellen DeGeneres choked back tears in her first public video statement since the death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, her friend and colleague on her talk show.

To pay tribute to him, “the best thing we can do is laugh and hug, play games, dance and sing,” said the host moved.

“It seems impossible, but this is how we honor him,” she added. “And kiss and tell each other we love each other and let people know we’re here for them and check in with people.”

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, 40, allegedly took his own life with a gun. The DJ worked on the Ellen DeGeneres show from 2014 to 2022, and was named producer in 2020.