Stephen "tWitch" Boss checked into a motel just one mile from his Los Angeles-area house on Monday, and he showed no signs of unhappiness while arriving, staff said.
The following day, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" star's body was found in the bathroom of his motel room after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Staffers at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, Calif., told TMZ that tWitch "didn't appear to be in any sort of distress and wasn't visibly upset about anything" when he checked in. Further, he booked the room for just one night and only carried a small bag, which police confiscated, Radar said.
The "So You Think You Can Dance" alum's body was discovered by a motel employee after he missed his checkout time at 11 a.m. The employee used a key card to gain entry, and that's when tWitch was found. Soon after, at 11:15 a.m., a motel manager called 911 and notified police of tWitch's body.
It seems that neither staff nor other motel guests heard the gunshot, and no visible suicide note was found.
TMZ reported that tWitch's wife, "Dancing With The Stars" pro Allison Holker, ran to the police station on Tuesday to report her husband missing, indicating he wasn't home but his car was, which was out of the ordinary. It's not known why she waited 24 hours to report him missing.
The death comes as a shock to many, particularly given that tWitch always seemed to be the epitome of happiness on "Ellen" and his other shows, including "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings," which he cohosted with Allison.
Following his death, Allison released a statement to People magazine, writing, "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."
Allison and tWitch celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary last week.