Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, the longtime DJ on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, has died, according to his wife.
He was 40.
Boss died by suicide, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.
Boss was pronounced dead in Encino just before 11:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said. Online records list the place of death as a “hotel/motel.”
His wife, Allison Holker Boss, with whom he shares three children, issued a statement Wednesday about her husband’s death.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must share that my husband Stephen has left us,” she said. “He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt.”
Holker Boss said her husband valued family, friends and community, adding that “leading with love and light was everything to him”.
“I am sure not a day will go by that we will not honor his memory,” she continued, noting that the family is asking for privacy. “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I’ll always save the last dance for you.”
According to Deadline, Boss joined “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2014 as a guest DJ. He became an executive producer of the show in 2020.