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The Times of India
The Times of India

Stephen 'tWitch' Boss' cause of death confirmed; medical examiner rules death as suicide by gunshot wound

Stephen "tWitch" Boss, the DJ and actor died, his wife has said, in what Los Angeles media reported was an apparent suicide.

Entertainment website TMZ said tWitch was 'found dead' in a hotel on Tuesday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

According to the latest reports on international news portals, a spokesman for Los Angeles Police Department said that the police officers had responded to a call mid-morning Tuesday involving the death of a man at a "hotel/motel."

New details released about the tragic death of 40-year-old Boss, state that he checked into a hotel on Monday (December 12) for a one-night stay. This hotel was apparently less than a mile from his residence, which he shared with his wife Allison Holker and their three children.

The staff told TMZ that he "didn't appear to be in any sort of distress and wasn't visibly upset about anything."

TMZ continued that hotel staff discovered his body on Tuesday (December 13), in the bathroom of his room with a gunshot wound to his head.

The employees reportedly entered his room as the star missed his check-out time.

According to staff members, "no one heard gunfire at any point."

Paramedics were called in after the discovery and he was pronounced dead at that time, around 11:15 am.

Page Six now confirms that after an autopsy, the death "has been ruled a suicide by a gunshot wound to the head." The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner has confirmed the case has been closed.

Boss became a fixture on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' after he joined in 2014 and stayed with the shot until it ended this year.

He had also appeared on the dance reality show 'So You Think You Can Dance', and had roles in movies like 'Step Up' and 'Magic Mike XXL'.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us," Holker, said in a statement.

She went on to add, "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."

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