A creepy video has surfaced of former show executive producer Ellen DeGeneres standing in front of DJ Steven “tWitch” Boss, who was found on Tuesday after he committed suic*de, and telling the show’s crew to “don’t stay in the shadows.” pain,” as the talk show concluded last year.
“Hold each other close, don’t stand the pain, talk to someone – anyone,” then-executive producer Andy Lassner urges the assembled workers in an haunting clip posted on Instagram Wednesday by Joanna Fuentes, a former senior public relations officer. CEO of Warner Brothers.
The short video shows Mr. Lassner in front of The Boss and fellow showrunner Mary Connelly addressing the cast and crew after taping the final episode, which aired in May. New York Post.
Boss, 40, was found Tuesday by a maid at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, Los Angeles, after he arrived late to the checkout.
This was reported by hotel staff to an entertainment website. TMZ that Boss “didn’t appear to be in any sort of distress or visibly upset about anything”.
An autopsy by a Los Angeles medical examiner found that Boss, who checked into a hotel less than a mile from his home on Monday, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
In a resurfaced video, Mr. Lassner hinted at the heavy toll that the end of a long-running show could inflict on his co-stars.
“It’s a life change and we’re all going through it,” Mr. Lassner told workers in an already foreboding clip, which was filmed during the controversial series’ stellar “emotional” finale.
For years, the DeGeneres talk show has been riddled with allegations of a “toxic” work environment, and the host has faced a string of negative workplace accusations, for which she has since apologized.
“It’s okay to be sad and talk to each other because no one knows for sure about the experience other than the people who work here,” Mr. Lassner continued in the clip, adding that the group “went through this together” and ” should be proud.” ” of works created by the show over its 19-year period.
In the video’s caption, Ms. Fuentes said she was “devastated” by Boss’ passing and called him “a huge talent who brought joy to every room he walked into.”
She also echoed Mr. Lassner’s words: “As Andy said best when the show is over, let’s keep each other close. Don’t hold onto the pain, talk to someone. Anyone”.
Boss’s wife, Allison Holker, 34, confirmed her husband’s d*ath on Wednesday in a candid statement received by Mail.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share that my husband Steven has left us,” Holker said.
“Stephen lit up every room he entered. He valued family, friends, and community above all else, and leadership with love and light was everything to him. He was the pillar of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
When Boss went missing, Ms. Holker reportedly rushed to the Los Angeles police station in desperation, claiming her husband had left home without his car, which she said didn’t look like him, according to sources in law enforcement agencies.
Police were later called about a shooting at a Los Angeles hotel where Boss was found with a gunshot wound.
DeGeneres also stated that she was “heartbroken” over the loss of her longtime friend, whom she had supported since he was on reality TV. So you think you can dance.
“tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family and I loved him with all my heart,” said DeGeneres, who hired him to DJ on her show in 2014.
In 2020, he was promoted to executive producer and remained there until the finale, which aired last spring.
This article was published by New York Post and reproduced with permission.
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