Stephen tWitch Boss’ cause of death is known and ruled out as suicide. The longtime DJ of The Ellen DeGeneres Show reportedly had a gunshot wound to the head. He was 40 years old.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner reported that there was no evidence of foul play at the event. This officially closes the case of Boss’ death.
As Page Six reported, the freestyle hip-hop dancer was found in the bathroom of his hotel room at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, California on Tuesday, December 13. The place was only a 14 minute walk from his home.
The motel reportedly called the West Valley Division, and officers responded around 11:20 a.m. The staff told TMZthat the deceased did not look distraught when he arrived with a small overnight bag from the previous night and showed no signs of an imminent tragic event.
Alternatively, Boss’ wife Allison Hoker called the police that same morning after realizing that he had left the house without using his car, which seemed highly unlikely. She later shared the sad news of his death in a statement People known.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that my husband Stephen has left us, she said. She continued to honor her husband, revealing that despite his inner struggles, he had a very uplifting spirit.
Hoker added that the choreographer was the backbone of her family and described him as the best husband and father who inspired his fans. She also praised his positive influence and legacy, which she and her three children, Weslie, Maddox and Zaia, will forever hold on to.
Ellen DeGeneres, who worked with Boss for eight years, broke her silence on his sudden death and paid tribute to her longtime friend and collaborator. In a heartfelt message shared on her social media on Wednesday, December 14, the presenter revealed she was heartbroken upon hearing the news.
She called Boss by his nickname, tWitch, and described him as pure love and light. The comedian described him as her family, who loved her with all her heart.
I will miss him, she continued. In the post, she included a photo of the two hugging.
Boss served as the talk show’s producer and resident DJ. With his charm, he quickly became a fan favorite and a permanent fixture on the show when he started in 2014.
He even hosted the show when DeGeneres wasn’t around. Boss and DeGeneres also collaborated on the variety game show Ellen’s Game of Games.