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"Twilight" actor Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend were found dead in a private residence in Las Vegas, Nevada last week, but a cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.
Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department were called to a home shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday to investigate a dead body, but police said that the incident was not criminal in nature, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Boyce, 30, and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Natalie Adepoju, were pronounced dead on Wednesday, E! News reports. An unnamed source told the outlet that it was Boyce’s cousin who found the couple; the cousin reportedly woke up and noticed that Boyce’s car was still in the driveway, even though he was supposed to be in Los Angeles. It was then that he went to check on the pair and discovered them dead.
Boyce lived in Las Vegas, having moved there to help his mother, but he often traveled to the Los Angeles area for acting work and to visit his daughter, the source told E! News.
Boyce leaves behind his 10-year-old daughter, Alaya, while Adepoju is survived by her 4-year-old son, Egypt. The two had been dating for around a year, according to E! News’ source.
The late actor was perhaps known most for his role in the first “Twilight” film as Tyler Crowley, who plays a part in one of the film’s most pivotal scenes; Tyler, a fellow student at protagonist Bella Swan’s school, is driving a van in the school’s parking lot and nearly hits Bella before she’s saved by Edward Cullen, the vampire love interest portrayed by Robert Pattinson.
Boyce’s mother, Lisa Wayne, posted a tribute to her son on Sunday via Facebook, revealing that Boyce had plans to open a chicken wing restaurant before his untimely passing. “West Wings,” she said, was going to have wings named after famous west coast rappers like Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar.
“I can say that my son was my favorite chef. He was on to something great and that was his passion,” her post reads, in part. She added later, “We were supposed to meet on Tuesday with my dad to discuss some plans for our near future to launch us into a great future, but that never happened.”
She went on to say that the last time she saw her son was on May 11, writing, “I went to your house to eat leftovers from Mother's day, we watched a Dave Chappelle show and you walked me to my car, hugged me, kissed me on my cheek and told me that you love me and to call you when I got home. That was it. Never another hug, kiss or to hear those words, I love you again.”
“I'm broken,” she continued. “I love you Greggy, my Hunny.”
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