New details are coming out about the death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
Hollywood was stunned this week after the Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ and So you think you can dance judge/contestant was found dead in a motel room in Encino, California. The coroner ruled on Tuesday that the 40-year-old’s death was a suicide.
“We had no indication that there was anything out of the ordinary,” his grandfather Eddy Boss, who last spoke to tWitch last weekend, told me. Daily mail.
Eddy shared the last text he got from his grandson, which read, “I love you daddy.” The choreographer and professional dancer also posted a photo tribute to his grandfather on Instagram on Dec. 9 for the 88-year-old’s birthday.
The senior Boss described the family – including wife Allison Holker Boss and the couple’s three children – as “completely devastated. Our question is why? Where did it come from?”
As the family tries to make sense of the tragedy, TMZ claims in a new report that Boss left a note, according to law enforcement sources. He also reportedly took an Uber Monday morning from his home to the motel, which is less than a mile away. His wife, Allison Holker Boss, went to an LAPD station the next day and said she couldn’t find her husband. Police briefly listed Boss as a “critical missing person” and searched near the couple’s home, but he was soon found at the motel when he missed his check-out time.
Boss and his wife, who got to know each other SYTYCD and Instagram lit up with their fun dance videos, looking ahead to 2023. They had “multiple shows, brand deals and projects in pre-production for the year ahead,” a source told People. “He was so excited about all the projects coming up and very involved every day.”
A potential project may have been another season as a judge on SYTYCDwhere he first danced on stage as a contestant in 2008. He placed runner-up on the show that season, returned as an All-Star (along with his future wife), and then was tapped as a judge for the season which aired earlier this year.
His judging performance continues SYTYCD just started its lengthy run as the Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ and producer quit in May when the talk show ended its 19-year run. He also appeared in the movies Magic Mike XXL and Enter 3D.
A separate report from TMZ denied that Boss was in financial trouble at the time of his death, citing sources with direct knowledge.
In a statement confirming her husband’s death on Wednesday, Holker Boss, who hosted Disney+, said Disney’s fairytale weddings with her husband, said he “lighted 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.”
She continued: “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. I am rest assured that not a day goes by that we do not honor his memory.”
In a tribute, DeGeneres said she was “heartbroken” over the death of TWitch, who were related. They met when he taught her the choreography for a dance and she enlisted him as a DJ for her 2014 show. On Thursday, she posted a second tribute — a video she made for tWitch when the show ended. She showed it on the air and he tore it up when he watched it. His mother was in the audience.
“What I want to do now is remember all the love and laughter I had with tWitch,” DeGeneres wrote Thursday. “He brought so much joy to my life. I know he brought joy to yours too. I’m going to share some of my favorite moments with him.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.