Just days before he took his own life, Stephen “tWitch” Boss expressed how much he loved his grandfather, Eddy Boss.

“Every word has meaning. His last words to me were a simple text that says, ‘I love you Dad-Dad,’” Eddy Boss told the Daily Mail Wednesday. “Our question is why? Where did it come from?”

The 84-year-old revealed that he had failed to see any signs that the dancer was struggling with his mental health when he had spoken to him multiple times before the DJ’s tragic death. “We spoke as recently as Saturday on more than one occasion,” he shared. “He was the same happy-go-lucky person that he’s always been. We had no indication that anything was out of the ordinary.”

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He also reflected on how the former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ and producer “brought light” into everyone’s lives and how “humble” and “generous” Stephen was in spirit. “We’re completely devastated right now,” he said. “All I can say is he was a beautiful person that contributed so much to this world and to everyone he met in a positive way. We miss him dearly, and we’re hurting tremendously.”

Before his tragic death, Stephen also celebrated his grandfather’s birthday on social media. “Shouting the BIGGEST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY GRANDFATHER (DADA)! I love you!” he wrote in an Instagram post last Friday.

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According to law enforcement sources who spoke to TMZ, Boss’ wife, Allison Holker frantically ran into an LAPD station Tuesday, saying that her husband had left home without his car, which was not like him. Shortly after, the police discovered tWitch’s body in a Los Angeles hotel room after they responded to calls about a shooting in that building. 

According to reports, he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Boss is survived by his wife and their three children, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.