The entertainment community received a shock earlier this week when news broke about the death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Boss was the adored DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and found fame on So You Think You Can Dance. Friday, December 16, new details about the artist’s death were reported.
As per TMZ, a suicide note stating was left at the scene of his death which said Boss couldn’t go on anymore. The note hinted at challenges the DJ had faced in his past, but the specifics of the content of the letter cannot be revealed. Stephen Boss died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Stephen’s wife, Allison Holker, confirmed his passing. She called him “The backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.” The couple share three children, Weslie, 14; Maddox, 6; and Zaia, 3. A source with close ties to the family has reported that Holker is trying to cope as well as possible for the sake of her children.
Stephen Boss was found dead on Tuesday, December 13. The previous day, Boss had checked into the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, a motel located less than a mile from his home. He took an Uber to the motel and had his phone on airplane mode. This ensured he could not be contacted or tracked.
His widow arrived at an LAPD precinct on Tuesday. She was frantic as she reported her husband leaving without notice and not answering his phone.
When Boss didn’t check out the next morning, the housekeeping and management personnel knocked on his door. On not getting an answer, management entered the room and discovered a body on the floor. At approximately 11:20 AM PT Tuesday, local officers responded to an “Ambulance Death Investigation” call. There were no signs of foul play, and Boss’ case was passed to the Los Angeles County Coroner.
Tributes have poured in for Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Comedian Tyler Perry even discussed his own suicide attempts during “dark” times. He offered a poignant message to those who have also contemplated suicide.
“I know it may seem like there’s no hope, but please reach out to someone … call, ask for help if you are dealing with anything, anything that is emotionally taking you to a place where you think you want to end your life,” said the actor & comedian.
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