Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss Checked Into Motel One Day Before Body Was Found + Ellen DeGeneres Releases A Statement, Remembers Her Friend/Executive Producer As ‘Pure Love & Light’
People who interacted with DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss in the days before his suicide are sharing what they observed.
tWitch, 40, reportedly checked into a motel less than a mile from his Los Angeles home on Monday morning (Dec. 13), according to sources with firsthand knowledge. Staffers claim he didn’t seem to be distressed or obviously disturbed about anything.
tWitch had allegedly only reserved the motel for one night and carried a tiny bag with him.
As previously reported, tWitch was found dead in a motel room on Tuesday (Dec. 13). Employees visited the room after he failed to check out on time and discovered him dead in the bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No one heard gunfire during tWitch’s visit, which is plausible given the motel’s configuration. The building reportedly has separate apartments and is built in a U-shape.
Allison, tWitch’s wife, was distraught when she reported her husband missing, claiming it was not normal of him and that he had left his car at home.
Paramedics were called to the property Tuesday at about 11:15 AM, and tWitch was pronounced dead at the scene.
tWitch is known by many for spinning the ones and twos on the Ellen DeGeneres talk show. He became an executive producer on the show in 2020.
Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute to her friend in a touching statement released via Twitter. She said,
“I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”
I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia. pic.twitter.com/lW8Q5HZonx
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2022
The renowned DJ/dancer also received tributes on social media from a number of prominent celebrities and public figures.
Kerry Washington said,
“The world lost a bright light today. Twitch brought joy and love to people all over the world through music and through dance. My heart is heavy today for his family and all of those who knew and loved him.”
Fox Sports 1 analyst Emmanuel Acho added,
“You’ll be missed by brother. You’ll be missed. Thanks for always laughing and smiling with me. Stephen “tWitch” gone way too soon . RIP tWitch.”
You’ll be missed by brother. You’ll be missed. Thanks for always laughing and smiling with me.
Stephen “tWitch” gone way too soon ???. RIP tWitch. pic.twitter.com/rxthGUTPLZ
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) December 14, 2022
Journalist Kalen Allen shared,
“In a world where it was easy to get lost in the shadows, I am grateful that we always saw each other. We were each other’s number one fan and often the light in each other’s darkest hours. I am very sorry that the darkness found a voice this time and became too loud.”
theJasmineBRAND continues to send our thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss!