The official cause of death for Stephen “tWitch” Boss has been ruled a suicide from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. The case was officially closed.
As the Page Six site previously reported, the 40-year-old dancer was found dead in the bathroom in your hotel room at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, California. -just a 14-minute walk from his house- on Tuesday.
Police responded to a call from the hotel at around 11:20 am local time. However, staff at the venue told TMZ on Wednesday that it didn’t appear “visibly” annoyed when he arrived the night before with only a small overnight bag.
Boss’s wife, Allison Holker, alerted the police to his wife’s disappearance that morning after noticing that he left their house without his car, which was unlike him.
Following the news of his tragic death, Boss’s closest friends and family, including his wife, paid tribute to him on social media.
Speaking to the magazine People, Holker confirmed her husband’s death: “Stephen illuminated every room he entered. He valued family, friends and community above all others and leading with love and light meant everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
“To say that he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” he continued. “I’m sure not a day will go by that we don’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for me and especially for our three children.”
“Stephen, we love you, we will miss you and I will always save the last dance for you,” she added.
Boss, who celebrated her ninth wedding anniversary with Holker just days before her death, previously spoke about her mental health problems.
“Sometimes I am faced with making a decision that is the best possible option I can make at that given moment. Now, will it be the perfect choice? No. Will it make me fall? Maybe, and if so, you have to get back up very, very quickly and learn your lesson and then move on because that’s what life does,” Boss said on a podcast in 2017.
The couple got married in 2013. On their Instagram accounts, they both posted family photos and videos. They had three children, Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.
Ellen Degeneres She declared that she was devastated by the death of her friend. Stephen “tWitch” Boss. “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family and he loved him with all my heart. I will miss him,” the comedian, 64, wrote on Instagram Wednesday along with a photo of them hugging.
“Send your love and support to Allison and her beautiful children: Weslie, Maddox and Zaia,” he added in his emotional message.
DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss got his start in the entertainment world in 2008 when he came in second place on “So You Think Can Dance”. He then moved into acting, landing several roles in which he could showcase his dancing skills. He played Jason in the “Step Up” movie franchise, and was also in “Magic Mike XXL.”
Boss began working with DeGeneres in 2014 and was with her until the show ended in May 2022. He became an executive producer of the show in 2020.
Before the show came to an end earlier this year after 19 seasons, DeGeneres and Boss sat down together to reflect on their time on the show. “I feel thanks and gratitude,” the DJ said in September.
In May, DeGeneres paid a special tribute to Boss with a video of some of her highlights from the show.
“Over a decade ago I met someone who changed my life and our show,” the comedian said at the time, before telling her DJ: “I love you so much and it’s been an emotional week. … You always make me smile and laugh.”
“Every time he’s not here, for whatever reason, it’s just different.“, said. “I count on him to watch and do silly jokes, and he’s my friend, he’s my partner because we have this connection, so just looking at him and it makes me laugh.”
The actor channing tatum He also expressed his grief over the sudden death of his friend and partner in “Magic Mike.”
“I have no words. There aren’t any. My head or my heart cannot understand this.”, Tatum, 42, wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of himself and his colleague. “There are so many things… I don’t know where to start.”
“I love you,” he added. “I will see you again, my friend. Until then”.
In Mexico, the National Support System, Psychological Counseling and Crisis Intervention by Telephone (SAPTEL) offers 24-hour telephone service at the number: 0155 5259-8121. In the United States you can dial +1-888-628-9454.
At the Suicide Assistance Center in Buenos Aires, they attend to anyone in crisis on the free lines 135 from Buenos Aires and GBA or at (54-11) 5275-1135 24 hours a day. There is also the Care Center for Suicide Families (CAFS): Tel. (011) 4758-2554 (firstname.lastname@example.org – www.familiardesuicida.com.ar).
In the United States, there is National Suicide Prevention Network to ask for help; you can call 1-888-628-9454 or 1-800-273-8255, the National Suicide Prevention Service hotline, to speak to someone who will provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week. The CDC also recommend their own policiesprevention programs and practices.