Stephen ’tWitch’ Boss’s grandfather Eddy Boss is speaking out and offering an update on how Stephen’s family, including Allison Holker Boss and his children, are handling his unexpected and tragic passing.
Grandfather of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss Reveals What His Last Text Message From His Grandson Said
While talking with the Daily Mail, Eddy Boss told the website that they “had no indication that anything was out of the ordinary,” he admitted, before sharing the final text message Stephen sent him before his passing.
According to Eddy, the text message read, “I love you Dad-Dad.” It’s unclear when exactly Stephen sent that text message to his grandfather, however, the grandfather said he spoke to tWitch “as recently as Saturday on more than one occasion.”
One of tWitch’s last Instagram posts was a photo of him and his grandfather. The post celebrated Eddy’s 88th birthday.
The same day tWitch celebrated his grandfather’s birthday, he and Allison also celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary.
Eddy went on to say that his family, including Allison and their three children, are “completely devastated. Our question is why? Where did it come from?” Eddy asked, saying that Stephen was still the “same happy-go-lucky person that he’s always been” the last time he talked with him.
“He was a very humble, generous person. He brought light into everybody’s lives. We’re completely devastated right now. All I can say is he was a beautiful person that contributed so much to this world and to everyone he met in a positive way. We miss him dearly and we’re hurting tremendously.”
Eddy went on to encourage others to pay attention when they are speaking with their loved ones. “Every word has meaning.”
As Mamas Uncut reported earlier this morning, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss reportedly left a suicide note for his family. According to TMZ, law enforcement says a note was discovered near or on tWitch at the time his body was discovered.
New Reports Claim a Suicide Note Written by Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss Was Discovered Nearby
Police sources told TMZ that the note “was an ambiguous reference to his past challenges.” The specifics of what was written in the note have not been made available to the public and it’s unclear if it ever will be.
Investigators also learned that tWitch left his home on Monday morning in an Uber. He turned his phone to airplane mode during his time at the motel so that he could not be reached.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, reports from the coroner’s office say that tWitch died at a “hotel/motel” after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. As TMZ reports, tWitch checked into the motel, located just a mile away from the home he shared with his wife and children, on Monday, December 12.
Those who interacted with the famous dancer at the hotel said he seemed fine and didn’t appear to be visibly distressed. A source told TMZ that tWitch had a small bag with him and was scheduled to check out of the hotel room the following day, December 13.
Police were able to locate tWitch after his wife, Allison Holker Boss, ran into a local LAPD precinct to share her concern on Tuesday morning. She told officers that her husband was gone but his car was still at home, something he never did.
Shortly after Allison arrived at the precinct, they received a call of a shooting at the motel tWitch was staying at. Reports claim he was found in the bathroom of his room by one of the hotel maids. He was just 40 years old.
While talking with staffers, TMZ continued to report that no one heard a gunshot. It’s reported that the hotel has “separate units, and the structure is in a U-shape” making it possible for the noise to go unheard.
Stephen’s body was discovered around 11:15 a.m. PST and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has labeled the investigation into his death as “closed.” No further information has been made available to the public.
In a personal statement confirming the passing of her beloved husband, Holker Boss wrote, “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. 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.”
Stephen’s mother, Connie Boss Alexander, also issued a statement as well. Alongside a photo of tWitch when he was just an infant, Connie wrote, “Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers, and encouragement. Please know I see all the messages, posts, and the phone calls. I can’t use words right now. Please know I will reach out when I can. Please continue to keep us in your prayers,” Connie began.
She then addressed her son directly, “Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond.” Connie went on to call Stephen “my boo boo.”