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More details have emerged about the tragic death of dancer Stephen Boss, a.k.a. “tWitch”, whose body was found in a motel room about a mile from his Los Angeles mansion.

According to TMZ, the 40-year-old former DJ for the Ellen DeGeneres Show died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ Stephen checked into the Oak Tree Inn motel on Monday morning — the same day he left his home on foot.

His body was found in the bathroom by a maid after he failed to check out on Tuesday.

Staffers at the motel tell TMZ, Stephen wasn’t visibly upset and didn’t seem to be in distress when he checked in using his real name. He had a small bag with him and he booked the room for only one night.

When Stephen failed to return home on Tuesday, his frantic wife, Allison Holker, ran into a local LAPD station to file a missing person report. Police responded to a 911 call from the motel around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. The motel is about a 15-minute walk from his home.

Staffers told TMZ no one heard gunfire during his stay at the motel.

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Stephen was best known as the DJ for the Ellen DeGeneres Show from 2014 until it was canceled in 2022. He was named an executive producer of the show – with a hefty pay raise – in 2022.

His life spiraled out of control after the show was canceled and he couldn’t land another well-paying gig.

Ellen DeGeneres said in a statement on Wednesday: “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.”

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Stephen and Allison had just celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary. They shared three children, daughter Weslie, 14, son Maddox, 6, and daughter Zaia, 3.

In an Instagram post, dated Dec. 10, he wrote: “Happy anniversary my love @allisonholker #9years.”

On Dec. 11, Stephen shared a video posted by Allison that showed the couple dancing. She captioned the video, “HOLIDAY SUNDAY FUNDAY DANCE !!! With my lover @sir_twitch_alot.”

An LAPD spokesman confirmed to that there are no signs of “foul play” in Stephen’s untimely death.

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