Beloved DJ and dancer, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, known for his time on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” took his own life earlier this week when staying at a motel less than one mile from his home in L.A. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the coroner’s office report.
He was 40 years young.
Did tWitch Already Own A Gun?
As previously reported, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss checked into a motel, an Oak Tree Inn, located less than one mile from his L.A. home, on Monday morning. He reportedly took an Uber to the motel, leaving his car at home, and he put his phone on airplane mode so that no one could reach or locate him.
Hotel staffers claim the beloved DJ and dancer did not appear to be in any sort of distress and was not visibly upset when he checked in on Monday. The 40-year-old star had one small bag with him and had booked the room for only one night.
On Tuesday, ‘tWitch’ missed checkout, and that is when hotel staffers went to check on him and found him dead in his hotel room. The cause of death was confirmed to be a gunshot wound to the head, by suicide.
But the question is — where did tWitch get the gun? Did he already own one? And if so, the beloved DJ must have left his home in L.A. with the gun in hand, with full intent to proceed with his plan. It was previously reported that 40-year-old star had one small bag with him when he checked into the motel, so he could have had the gun with him the entire time, though at this point in time, it is still unclear if the gun was in his overnight bag or not.
Plus, if tWitch previously owned a gun, did Allison Holker Boss, tWitch’s wife of nine years, mention that to law enforcement when she rushed into the police department after noticing he went missing and was not answering his phone? Holker did tell police that there were “no issues or arguments” prior to his sudden disappearance.
And, one of the most important questions, did tWitch have a permit for the gun?
What If tWitch Didn’t Own A Gun Prior…
If tWitch did not already own a gun — how and where did he get one on such short notice? There have been concerns regarding mental illness and gun violence over the last few years, and it seems this situation will only add to that very necessary and ongoing discussion.
In 2021, 26,320 firearm suicides occurred in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. That’s an increase of 8.3% from the year before, and the highest number of gun-related suicides since 1990.
The Blast suspects that as the police officials continue their investigation, more information will be released — but at this time, all that has been confirmed is that Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while staying at a motel located less than one mile from his home in L.A.
tWitch Left A Suicide Note
As police officers conduct their investigation, they are releasing additional details. The most recent and crucial piece of information is the fact that tWitch left a suicide note in the motel room.
Though specific details of the note have not been released, law enforcement said that the note mentioned “past challenges,” however, it is unclear exactly what he was referring to.