‘Stomp the Yard’ star Columbus Short has shared his unsubstantiated ‘theory’ about what he thinks may have led to dancer Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss committing suicide earlier this week.
The 40-year-old actor, who starred with Boss in the 2010 ‘Stomp’ sequel Homecoming, posted a now-deleted video to Instagram on Thursday claiming that the former DJ of Ellen DeGeneres, also 40, may have done “invested in something that took his whole life.”
“People have made investments, people make many things — that’s just a theory,” Short said in the 1½-minute clip, which was Screen recorded and posted to Twitter. “What if you invested in something that might take all your savings? …It’s going to be rough.”
Short, who prefaced his claim with “RIP tWitch,” added, “You don’t know what people are going through… People are awful… tWitch was amazing, still is amazing – its legacy shall live on.”
A source close to Boss said there was “absolutely no truth” to Short’s unsubstantiated claim. Boss officials declined to comment to The Post, which also reached out to Short officials.
After presenting his unconfirmed theory, Short shifted his focus and appeared to draw a line with Tracy Christian, who owns Hollywood’s only black talent agency and reportedly counts Short among her clients.
Short said he didn’t want to talk too much about issues he suspected might have affected Boss, but went on to claim that “Tracy Christian still hasn’t given me my money — and that’s it, what i’m talking about .
“Because you got caught you can’t pay me my Money? In an escrow account? I don’t trust your account. I do not trust she, Tracy Christian,” he continued, before adding gruffly, “And I won’t kill myself, I promise you that. So pay me my money.”
The Post has reached out to Christian for comment. (It’s unclear if Boss was ever linked to her.)
Boss checked into a hotel less than a mile from his home Monday, where he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was found Tuesday by a maid at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, California, after missing his checkout.
Numerous celebrities remember Boss, including his former boss DeGeneres, who expressed Thursday how the music man “brought so much joy into my life.”
she shared a video from the touching finale of the spring show, in which she paid loving tribute to him.
“Over a decade ago I met someone who changed my life and our show,” she said, making Boss cry. “You always make me smile and laugh and we put together a little something just to say how much we all love you here.”
Boss is survived by his wife Allison and their three children: Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues addressed in this story, call 988 or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/15/columbus-short-claims-stephen-twitch-boss-may-have-lost-his-whole-life-savings/ Columbus Short claims Stephen “tWitch” Boss may have lost his “entire life savings.”