Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ final moments have been made public.
The dancer’s death was confirmed by tWitch’s wife, Alison Holker Boss, in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. She made no mention of the cause of death, but the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office disclosed on Tuesday that he committed suicide in a hotel.
The manager of the motel where the “So You Think You Can Dance” member stayed and was discovered dead recounted his final moments, even though additional information of his passing are not yet public knowledge.
The Oak Tree Inn’s management told Radar Online that tWitch booked into the hotel on Monday without a car. His Los Angeles home is only a 14-minute walk away from the building. When he checked in the day before his demise, he was stated to not have looked “upset.”
According to workers, he did not seem to be in any difficulty when he arrived at the motel, and he was just carrying a small luggage. Police later took his belongings, and it’s conceivable that his suicide note was in the bag.
tWitch apparently reserved the hotel for one night, but he did not check out by 11 a.m. The manager then dispatched his maid to check on the dancer, who was found dead in the bathroom.
The manager contacted 911 right away after witnessing the awful scenario. He may have shot himself somewhere, but no gunshots were heard in the area.
His wife wrote a touching homage to their family’s “backbone” in a statement.
To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and Allison believes his positive influence will continue to be felt. “There won’t be a day that goes by that we don’t remember him, I’m confident of that. We respectfully seek your privacy during this difficult time for myself and our three children.”
As a contestant on the MTV program “The Wade Robson Project,” tWitch began his professional journey. After finishing second on “Star Search,” he famously entered “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008.
He was the runner-up at the time. tWitch later made a comeback as an All-Star. He served as a judge when the competition returned to television this year.
He appeared as a guest DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in the years between both appearances. In 2020, he was raised to co-executive producer, and he continued to co-host the program until its cancellation this year.