New details about the death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss are emerging.
The world was in shock earlier this week when the longtime Ellen Degeneres talk show DJ was found dead in a motel room in Encino, California. The coroner ruled the 40-year-old’s death on Tuesday was a suicide.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Stephen’s wife, Allison Holker – whom he met during their time on So You Think You Can Dance – came across an LAPD station on Tuesday. She was said to be frantic because she said her husband left the house without his car, which she said was unlike her.
Stephen’s grandfather, Eddy, confirmed he had spoken with his grandson several times before Stephen’s tragic death and had not noticed any signs that the dancer had mental health issues.
“Every word has a meaning. His last words to me were a simple text that said, “I love you daddy-daddy.” Our question is why? Where is he from?”
Before he died, Stephen posted a tribute on Instagram to celebrate his grandfather’s 88th birthday. “Shout the BIGGEST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY GRANDFATHER (DADA)! I love you!” he wrote in the caption. He added, “IG fam help me wish him happy birthday @mreb38 ❤️❤️❤️ #OGBoss.”
“We spoke as recently as Saturday on more than one occasion,” Eddy explained. “He was the same carefree person he has always been. We had no indication that anything was out of the ordinary.
Eddy went on to describe how “humble” and “generous” Stephen was, adding that the professional dancer “brings light” into everyone’s lives.
“We are completely devastated right now,” he said. “All I can say is that he was a beautiful person who contributed so much to this world and everyone he met in a positive way. We miss him dearly and are in great pain.
TMZ claims in a new report that Boss left a note alluding to challenges he’s faced in the past, according to law enforcement sources.
Along with celebrating his grandfather’s birthday, he also celebrated his ninth wedding anniversary with his wife, Allison Holker.
On Wednesday, Holker Boss, who hosted Disney+’s Fairytale Weddings with her husband, said he “brightens up every room he walks in. He values 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. I’m sure not a day will go by that we don’t honor his memory. We ask for the privacy during this difficult time for me and especially for our three children.
Stephen’s mother, Connie Boss Alexander, also expressed her gratitude on social media, saying… “Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement. Know that I see all messages, texts, posts and phone calls.
She took to her Instagram Story and said, “I can’t use words to know. Know that I will contact you as soon as I can. Please continue to keep us in prayer.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call or text Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or text HOME at Crisis Text Line at 741741.