Dancer and beloved “Ellen DeGeneres Show” sidekick Stephen “Twitch” Boss left a word earlier than he died of a gunshot wound to the pinnacle Tuesday, The Instances has confirmed.
Contents of the word weren’t revealed however led investigators to conclude that Boss’ dying was a suicide, in accordance with folks acquainted with the investigation however who weren’t approved to discuss it publicly.
The “So You Think You Can Dance” star died earlier this week at an Encino, Calif., motel and his dying was dominated a suicide by the L.A. County Coroner on Tuesday.
Boss checked into the property Monday and his physique was found by motel workers on Tuesday once they entered his room. The 40-year-old was pronounced useless on the scene simply after 11 a.m., the coroner mentioned.
As followers have tried to know the motive behind his dying, theories have run amok on-line. TMZ reported Thursday that Boss’ word alluded to previous challenges he confronted. Theories have included monetary issues, however TMZ reported that the dancer was not experiencing any form of monetary hardship within the time main as much as his dying, nor has anybody from his household talked about monetary points.
The seemingly jubilant performer’s sudden dying additionally took leisure figures aback, with Ellen DeGeneres and dozens of fellow colleagues and followers taking to social media to mourn him and ship condolences to his spouse, Allison, and their three kids.
“It’s heartbreaking to hear that someone who brought so much joy to a room, was hurting so much behind closed doors,” singer and actor Justin Timberlake tweeted Wednesday. “I’ve known Twitch for over 20 years through the dance community — he always lit everything up. You just never know what someone is really going through.”
“Take care of yourselves. LOVE that human in the mirror. Check on your people. Sending light to his beautiful family in this dark, confusing time. You will be missed, Sir. Rest Easy,” he added.
On Thursday, actor and dancer Jenna Dewan, who co-starred within the “Step Up” franchise with Boss and her ex-husband Channing Tatum, additionally paid tribute to the late star.
“Twitch was the kindest, warmest, sweetest soul I had met in this business. He lifted everyone up around him. He made a point to check in on me and my family, because that was who he was — a truly good soul who cared deeply about others. He was a source of inspiration to not only the dance community but the world at large,” she wrote on Instagram. “He was beloved by literally everyone. My whole heart is with you Allison and your beautiful family.”
Tatum, who additionally co-starred with Boss in “Magic Mike XXL,” on Thursday mentioned: “I have no words. There aren’t any. My head or heart can not understand this. There is just so much… i don’t know where to begin. I love you. I’ll see you again my friend. Until then.”
Instances workers author Richard Winton contributed to this report.
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