Stephen “tWitch” Boss left a suicide note that vaguely alludes to old challenges he faces, according to a report on Friday.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the beloved “Ellen DeGeneres Show” DJ left the note in her Los Angeles motel room, where she put her phone on airplane mode to make sure concerned family and friends couldn’t find her.
It referred ambiguously to past challenges, according to the paper, which said it was unclear exactly what it was about.
The 40-year-old father of three apparently took an Uber from his home early Monday morning to the Oak Tree Inn motel, less than a mile from his $4 million Encino home, TMZ reports.
Unable to reach him, his wife Alison Holker, a professional dancer who met Boss on So You Think You Can Dance, frantically races to the Los Angeles area to raise the alarm about his unusual behavior.
A motel employee found her body on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office ruled the cause of death a suicide by a gunshot wound to the head with “signs of foul play.” The case is officially closed.
Bose and Holker recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.
They had three children: 3-year-old Zaya, 6-year-old Maddox, and 14-year-old Wesley, Holker’s daughter from a previous relationship, whom Boss adopted.
“Stephen lit up every room he walked into,” Holker said in a heartbreaking statement confirming her husband’s death.
“He valued family, friends and community above all else, and leading 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.”
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or to go SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.