Stephen 'tWitch' Boss's Wife Allison Holker Makes Legal Move Concerning His Estate

Nearly two months after his death, Stephen "tWitch" Boss's wife, Allison Holker, has made a legal move concerning his estate. PEOPLE reports that the grieving widow has asked a California court to award her Boss' half of their joint estate. Holker noted that she was making this request in part due to Boss dying without a will.

According to court documents, which were obtained by PEOPLE, Holker filed a California Spousal Property Petition in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County, which the outlet noted is a standard procedure in these situations. California law states that when a married individual dies, their surviving spouse is entitled to the deceased partner's half of their joint estate. However, the living spouse still must file a petition to prove that they were actually married to the person who died.

Boss died by suicide on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the age of 40. TMZ reports that law enforcement sources told them Boss's wife, Allison Holker, showed up at an LAPD precinct and was very concerned that something was wrong. She told officers that Boss had left their house without any warning. His disappearance was worrisome, she said, as he did not take his car and was not answering his cell phone. She also stated that they had not had any kind of argument or altercation. Police officers went back to the home to do a standard check but did not find anything unusual.

A little while later, police and emergency personnel responded to a call at an L.A. hotel. It was here they found Boss' body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death was reportedly a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us," Holker said in a statement to PEOPLE, sharing the tragic news. "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."

She continued, "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." In closing, Holker offered, "Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you."

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available.