‘tWitch’ Boss left suicide note hinting at past ‘challenges’

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Stephen “tWitch” Boss left behind a suicide note that vaguely alluded to old challenges he faced, according to a Friday report.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the beloved “Ellen DeGeneres Show” DJ left the note in his Los Angeles motel room, where he put his phone on airplane mode to make sure concerned family and friends couldn’t find him.

It made an ambiguous nod to past challenges, according to the outlet, who said it was unclear what exactly he was referring to.

The 40-year-old father of three seemingly took an Uber from his home Monday morning to the Oak Tree Inn motel, which was less than a mile from his $4 million Encino home, TMZ noted.

His wife, Allison Holker—a professional dancer Boss met on “So You Think You Can Dance”—couldn’t reach him and frantically rushed to an LAPD station to raise the alarm about his unusual behavior.

A motel employee found his body on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County medical examiner confirmed the cause of death as suicide by gunshot to the head with no signs of foul play. The case was officially closed.

Boss and Holker had recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.

They had three children: Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and 14-year-old Weslie, Holker’s daughter from a previous relationship who adopted Boss.

Boss is survived by his wife and their three children: Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.


Boss with wife Allison Holker and their three children, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.

“He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans,” Holker said after Boss’s death.


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Boss with wife Allison Holker and their three children, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.

The couple regularly posted adorable photos of their family.


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“Stephen lit up every room he stepped into,” Holker said in a heartbreaking statement confirming her husband’s death.

“He valued 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.”

Boss was best known as the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Boss was best known as the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”


tWitch was best known as the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

He also appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance” and in “Magic Mike XXL.”


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Boss started out as a DJ on DeGeneres' daytime series in 2014 and was eventually elevated to executive producer in 2020.

Boss started out as a DJ on DeGeneres’ daytime series in 2014 and was eventually elevated to executive producer in 2020.


DeGeneres said yes "heartbroken" about the tragic death of Boss.

DeGeneres said she was “heartbroken” over Boss’s tragic death.


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If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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