Stephen “tWitch” Boss, ahead of his tragic death this week, was gearing up for a busy 2023 with “multiple shows, branding deals and projects in pre-production for the year ahead.”
The 40-year-old “Ellen DeGeneres Show” DJ was found dead in a Los Angeles motel room on Tuesday. An autopsy confirmed he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
A source said on Friday persons that the popular entertainer’s career was booming and that he was looking forward to the job he had secured.
“He was so excited about all the projects that he had in front of him and was very committed on a day-to-day basis,” the insider told the publication.
Boss has co-hosted Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings on Disney+ since 2018 with his wife Allison Holker, 34.
The couple also had their own sportswear line, DSG x tWitch + Allison Collection, which was sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Boss was also a judge on So You Think You Can Dance — the reality show he first appeared as a contestant on in 2008.
The source’s comments about Boss appearing excited about the future echo comments from the star’s beloved grandfather, who was shocked by the death.
“We only spoke more than once on Saturday,” 84-year-old Eddy Boss told the Daily Mail, adding that there had been no signs of stress leading up to his death.
“He was the same happy person he had always been. We had no indication that anything was unusual,” explained the grandfather.
“His last words to me were a simple text that said, ‘I love you, dad-dad.’ Our question is why? Where did it come from?” he asked.
Meanwhile, sources on Friday told TMZ that Boss left a suicide note that vaguely alluded to old challenges he was facing.
He reportedly left the note in the motel room where he took his own life — less than a mile from the home he shared with Holker.
The couple recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary and share three children: Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and 14-year-old Weslie, Holker’s daughter from a previous relationship who Boss adopted.
“Stephen lit up every room he walked in,” Holker said in a heartbreaking statement Tuesday, confirming her husband’s death.
“He valued family, friends and community above all else and guidance 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.”
Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres also paid an emotional tribute to her former co-star.
Boss joined the talk show host’s daytime series of the same name in 2014 before being named executive producer in 2020. He stayed with DeGeneres through the finale of their show earlier this year.
“I’m heartbroken,” DeGeneres, 64, said in a statement. “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.”
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues addressed in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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