An eerie video has surfaced of a former govt producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” standing in entrance of DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss — who was discovered Tuesday after he died by suicide — and telling the present’s crew, “Don’t keep in the pain,” because the speak present wrapped final spring.
“Keep each other close, don’t keep in the pain, talk to someone — anyone,” then-EP Andy Lassner is seen urging gathered staff within the haunting clip, posted to Instagram Wednesday by Johanna Fuentes, a former senior communications executive at Warner Bros.
The quick video exhibits Lassner in entrance of Boss and fellow showrunner Mary Connelly, addressing the forged and crew following the taping of the ultimate episode, which aired in May.
Boss, 40, was discovered Tuesday by a maid on the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, California, after he missed his checkout. Hotel staffers told TMZ that Boss “didn’t appear to be in any sort of distress and wasn’t visibly upset about anything.”
An post-mortem carried out by the Los Angeles Medical Examiner decided that Boss — who had checked into the lodge lower than a mile from his house on Monday — died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the top.
In the resurfaced video, Lassner alluded to the heavy toll the top of the long-running present might tackle his colleagues.
“It is a life change and we’re all going through it,” Lassner informed staff within the now-forboding clip, which was shot throughout the star-studded, “emotional” finale of the controversial collection.
For years, DeGeneres’ speak present was affected by allegations of a “toxic” work atmosphere, and the host confronted a string of adverse office allegations, for which she subsequently apologized.
“It’s OK to be sad and to reach out to each other because nobody knows this exact experience other than the people who work here,” Lassner continued within the clip, including that the group “went through it together” and “should be proud” of the work produced on the present over its 19-year run.
In her caption for the video, Fuentes stated she was “devastated” by Boss’ passing and referred to as him “an immense talent who brought joy to every room he walked into.”
She additionally echoed Lassner’s phrases: “As Andy said it best as the show wrapped – let’s keep each other close. Don’t keep in the pain, talk to someone. Anyone.”
Boss’ spouse, Allison Holker, 34, confirmed her husband’s passing Wednesday in a heartfelt assertion obtained by The Post.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker stated. “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.”
When Boss went lacking, Holker reportedly ran frantically into an LAPD station, saying her husband had left house with out his automotive, which she claimed was not like him, in accordance with regulation enforcement sources. Police have been later referred to as a few capturing on the LA lodge, the place Boss was found with a gunshot wound.
DeGeneres additionally expressed that she was “heartbroken” over the lack of her longtime pal, whom she has supported since he was on the truth competitors “So You Think You Can Dance.”
“tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart,” stated DeGeneres, who employed him as her present’s DJ in 2014. He was promoted to an govt producer in 2020 and stayed on till the embattled finale aired final spring.
If you or somebody is affected by any of the problems raised on this story, name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or textual content the Crisis Text Line at 741741.