Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss died of suicide at the age of 40. His wife Allison Holker reported to the LAPD station on Tuesday that the TV personality had left the house without his car, which was very unlikely of him. Authorities then received a call from an L.A. hotel, where he, who had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was found.
The dancer turned DJ, as per TMZ, left a suicide note highlighting the challenges he faced in the past. Boss’ note was left at the scene of his suicide, the report added, citing law enforcement sources.
“It was an ambiguous reference to his past challenges. It’s unclear exactly what he was referring to in the note,” the entertainment website’s report added.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” his wife Allison Holker Boss said in a statement to People magazine.
“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.”
Investigators determined the tWitch took an Uber from his home to the motel, which was less than a mile away. He switched his phone to airplane mode so no one could reach or track him, TMZ states.
tWitch started his tenure at “The Ellen Show” in 2014 and later was promoted to co-executive producer in 2020.
“I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. 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,” Ellen DeGeneres stated on Twitter, alongside a photo of the two embracing in a hug backstage.