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Scarlett O'Toole

Ellen Show DJ Stephen 'tWitch' Boss 'left suicide note referencing past challenges'

Stephen 'tWitch' Boss reportedly wrote a suicide note, which was found at the scene of his death, referencing challenges he faced in the past.

The DJ died on Tuesday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, it has been reported. He was 40 years old.

Law enforcement sources said that police discovered Stephen's message at the Los Angeles hotel where his body was found. The note is thought to contain references to issues he had been dealing with.

It is unclear exactly what the Ellen DeGeneres Show star was referring to in his note.

Stephen's wife Allison Holker is said to have run into an LAPD station on Tuesday after she was left deeply concerned he had left home without his car, which was unlike him.

Stephen was just 40 years old when he died (NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
His wife is thought to have alerted police (Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock)

A short time later, the police received a call for a shooting at an LA hotel, where Stephen was found dead, according to TMZ.

The publication says that investigators have determined tWitch took an Uber from his home to the hotel on Monday morning.

He is thought to have turned his phone to airplane mode so no one could reach him.

Allison has been left heartbroken by her husband's death and vowed to honour his memory, saying "his positive impact will continue to be felt".

Stephen was a star of the Ellen Show (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

"He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement," Allison said in a statement to People.

The 34-year-old asked for privacy during this difficult time as she and their three children — Weslie, 14, Maddox, six, and Zaia, three — attempt to move on from this tragedy.

Allison concluded her statement by saying Stephen is missed and that she will "always save the last dance" for him.

Allison and Stephen share three children (Getty Images)
He was described as 'an inspiration' (Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency /

Stephen's close friend Ellen DeGeneres took to Instagram to pay her respects.

The talk show host posted a photo of herself and tWitch hugging on her Instagram page and expressed her sadness in the caption.

She wrote: "I'm heartbroken. 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're struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email or visit their site to find your local branch

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