Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, the DJ from The Ellen DeGeneres Present, has died, his spouse has stated, in what Los Angeles media reported was an obvious suicide.
Leisure web site TMZ stated the DJ and dancer was present in a lodge within the metropolis on Tuesday with what seemed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The outlet stated the 40-year-old’s spouse, Allison Holker, had contacted police as a result of she was involved for her husband.
His physique was found a short while later.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker, 34, stated, in response to a number of media shops.
“Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. 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.”
A spokesman for Los Angeles Police Division stated officers had responded to a name mid-morning Tuesday involving the loss of life of a person.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace stated an post-mortem was on account of be carried out on 40-year-old Stephen Boss, who they stated died Tuesday at a “hotel/motel.”
Boss turned a fixture on The Ellen DeGeneres Present after he joined in 2014.
He stayed with the programme till it ended this yr.
He had additionally appeared on dance competitors present So You Assume You Can Dance, and had roles in motion pictures Step Up and Magic Mike XXL.
Alongside together with his spouse Holker, he hosted actuality present Disney’s Fairy Story Weddings.
The couple, who married in 2013, have three youngsters.
“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” Holker stated in her assertion.
“I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory.”
DeGeneres took to social media after information of the tragedy broke, posting an image of her and Boss hugging.
“I’m heartbroken,” she wrote on Instagram.
“tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him.”