Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, the famed DJ of Ellen DeGeneres Show took his own life at the age of 40 on Tuesday. Since online sleuths have been hard work trying to get to the bottom of why he took such a drastic decision. 

One of the unsubstantiated theories that have come forward is that he was going through financial trouble after having invested heavily in cryptocurrency. 

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Actor Columbus Short recently helped fuel this theory too. He took to Instagram on December 15 to post a video where he pitched the theory that Boss invested heavily into “something” where he lost his entire life savings. 

“You don’t know what people are going through. You know, people made investments. People knew a lot of things. This is just a theory … people are awful. Twitch was amazing … is still amazing. His legacy shall live on. But, what if you invest in something that took your whole life savings? Possibly. Yeah, it gets rough,” he said. 

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After considerable online trolling, Short took his video down. The online theory came into existence from the fact that Boss followed some accounts related to cryptocurrency. Some people on social media suggested that the deceased star lost his money in cryptocurrency after the now-defunct company FTX announced its bankruptcy.

However, TMZ contacted sources with direct knowledge of the matter, who told the outlet that Stephen was not experiencing any sort of financial hardship in the days leading up to his suicide. Law enforcement sources also said that no one from his family had mentioned any sort of financial issues with Boss. 

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Boss was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Oak Tree Motel room on December 13 at around 11.15 am. His body was reportedly discovered by a maid in the bathroom after he failed to check out on time. 

Although Boss had shot himself in the head, no one heard the gunshot since the motel is located on a busy street.