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DJ ‘tWitch’ famed for appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show has died aged 40 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Stephen Boss worked on Ellen’s show from 2014 until it ended in 2022 and was made an executive producer in 2020.

Boss, 40, reportedly left home without his car, which caused his wife, Allison Holker,  to report the incident to the police in Los Angeles.

Police then received a call to say that Boss had been found dead in an LA hotel room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to TMZ.

DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss has died aged 40 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Los Angeles

DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss has died aged 40 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Los Angeles 

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ worked on Ellen's show from 2014 until it ended in 2022 and was made an executive producer in 2020

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ worked on Ellen’s show from 2014 until it ended in 2022 and was made an executive producer in 2020

The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary just three days before the tragedy, with Allison posting a heartfelt post online.

The couple shared three children together and got married in 2013, hosting ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ together on Disney +. 

Boss is survived by his wife and their three children, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3. 

Paying tribute to her husband, Allison said in a statement to People: ‘It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us.

‘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.

Twitch posted a video with his wife Allison Holker just two days before his death, with the couple dancing in front of a Christmas tree

Twitch posted a video with his wife Allison Holker just two days before his death, with the couple dancing in front of a Christmas tree 

‘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, and his positive impact will continue to be felt.

 ‘I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.’

‘Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.’

Boss started as a DJ on the show after breaking into showbiz in 2008, when he was runner-up on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.

The keen dancer posted a video of himself and his wife dancing in front of their Christmas tree just two days prior to his death. 

Boss is survived by his wife and their three children, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3

Boss is survived by his wife and their three children, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3

The Ellen show was canceled earlier this year amid claims of bullying and a ‘toxic workplace’ with the final episode airing on May 26.

In 2020, at least ten former and then-current employees of the Ellen Show claimed they had faced bullying and racism behind the scenes at the long-running talk show.

The show, which ran from 2003 to 2022, built a brand around the compassionate slogan ‘Be Kind,’ often touted by the show’s namesake.

Staffers who had first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day goings on of production, however, said the charitable endeavors and sloganeering were ‘all for show.’

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Employees leveled much of the blame against the show’s executive producers, but claimed Ellen herself had not been involved enough to see what was happening on her own show.

Months after the first claims surfaced, DeGeneres gave an interview, in which she said the attacks on her ‘did feel very misogynistic.’

‘It was devastating. I am a kind person. I am a person who likes to make people happy,’ she said, adding that she understood how people – even fans of hers – might come to believe that the allegations about her personal behavior were true.

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