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Todrick Hall reveals tWitch boss Stephen was under a lot of pressure before his suicide over Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘Toxic Workplace’ controversy

January 26, 2023

Todrick Hall, the friend of Stephen tWitch Boss, revealed the Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ, who died by suicide last month, was under pressure due to the show’s toxic workplace controversy. So does this have anything to do with his death?

DeGeneres has been accused of allowing several former employees to cultivate a culture of racism, fear and intimidation on set. The revelation prompted massive backlash and criticism online, with some targeting Boss for endorsing the talk show host.

Hall told Page Six, people were questioning his pal’s decision to continue supporting the stand-up comedian despite their actions, which put him under a lot of pressure. As such, he believed the hostile reactions online contributed to the dancer’s state of mind in the months leading up to his death.

He admitted that while he didn’t know what was going on in Boss’s life that made him support DeGeneres, he understood. He knew that a person could only endure a certain amount of online hate and abuse that lasted for years.

Hall added that Boss was someone who was always supportive, describing him as friendly and down to earth. He even recalled how he would usually come to his house and shoot TikTok videos together.

For context, Boss died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found in an LA hotel room on December 13. He was 40 years old.

He left a suicide note in which he alluded to old challenges in the past that led to his passing. From circles of law enforcement agencies found out TMZthat the So You Think You Can Dance judge put his photo in airplane mode to make sure no one could find him.

It wasn’t clear what he was referring to in his suicide note, however, as coroners said it appeared to be alluding to a vague problem. The father of three had taken an Uber from home to the Oak Tree Inn Motel, less than a mile from his home.

Unable to reach him, his wife Allison Holker, who is also a dancer and met Boss on So You Think You Can Dance, rushed to an LAPD precinct to raise an alarm about his unusual behavior. From there, a motel employee found his lifeless body.

The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed the cause of death as suicide by gunshot to the head. As there were no signs of foul play, the case was officially closed.