The 40-year-old actor – who appeared alongside Boss in the 2010 sequel Homecoming – posted a now-deleted video on Instagram on Thursday in which he claimed Ellen DeGeneres’ former DJ may have “invested into something and lost his life savings.”
Actor Columbus Short has shared his “theory” about what he believes may have led dancer and DJ Steven “tWitch” Boss to kill himself earlier this week. The 40-year-old actor – who appeared alongside Boss in the 2010 sequel Homecoming – posted a now-deleted video on Instagram on Thursday in which he claimed Ellen DeGeneres’ former DJ may have “invested into something and lost his life savings.”
“People made investments, people do a lot of things – that’s just a theory,” Short said in the 1.5-minute video, which was posted on Twitter.
A source close to Boss said there is “absolutely no truth” to Short’s claim.
The note he left before he ended his life
Steven ‘tWitch’ Boss has left at least one clue as to what the problems were that led him to commit suicide. According to TMZ it was a note that referred to challenges he faced in the past. Police sources say tWitch’s note, left at the scene of his suicide, was a vague reference to past challenges.
It is not clear what and to whom exactly he was referring. Investigators determined tWitch called a cab from his home and drove to a motel a mile away. He put his phone on airplane mode so that no one could find or track him.
Los Angeles Police Department officials told People magazine that the Ellen DeGeneres show DJ’s suicide was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. According to the medical doctor, the case is closed. Yesterday, the late artist’s wife, Allison Holker Boss, gave a written statement to People about tWitch’s death saying: I am saddened to have to tell you that my husband Stephen has left us.
He lit up every room he entered. He valued family, friends and community above all, and leading with love and light was everything to him. 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 remain felt. I’m sure there won’t be a day when we don’t honor his memory. We ask that our privacy be respected during this difficult time for me and especially our three children.
Who Was Steven Witch Boss?
Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Boss got the nickname “tWitch” (s.b. means to shake) when he was still a child because he couldn’t sit still. He graduated from Lee High School in Montgomery in 2000 and went on to study dance at Southern Union State Community College and Chapman University. In a podcast interview 6 years ago, Stephen revealed that he grew up in a single-parent household with his mother, while explaining how the absence of his father helped shape him.
In 2008, ‘tWitch’ came second on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, which marked the beginning of his professional rise. He then returned to the dance show, this time as a judge. Ellen DeGeneres had him on her show as a DJ in 2014, and last year the Boss also served as a co-producer on the show.
He was quite active on social media and often posted videos of himself and his wife dancing. The couple met on the 7th season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in 2010, where they were both dancers. Since then they were together and did not part for a day. The couple has 3 children together.