Vancouver-born actress Stephanie Moseley dead in murder-suicide

Actress and dancer Stephanie Moseley in an undated publicity photo.

TORONTO — Stephanie Moseley, a Vancouver-born dancer and aspiring actress best known for starring in the drama series Hit the Floor, died Monday in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Police in Los Angeles received calls at around 7:30 a.m. about shots fired and a woman screaming inside an apartment complex in the Fairfax neighbourhood.

Officers responded but were prevented from entering the unit. Shortly after, officers heard gunshots and stormed the apartment, where they found the bodies of a man and woman.

The deceased were identified as Moseley, 30, and her husband Earl Hayes, 34. Investigators believe Hayes shot Moseley and then turned the gun on himself.

Autopsy results are expected on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

According to TMZ, boxer Floyd Mayweather was on FaceTime with Hayes at the time of the shootings. The website reported that Hayes was in a rage because he believed Moseley had been unfaithful with singer Trey Songz.

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Late Monday, Mayweather reposted an Instagram message from rapper 50 Cent.

“RIP Hayes, @floydmayweather you are my little brother. All can think about is what you said to me up stairs. Don’t you ever do nothing to your self no matter what champ. We can fall out and fight or what ever,but I don’t want to see you go out like that.”

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Moseley played Devil Girl on Hit the Floor, a drama series about NBA cheerleaders that airs on U.S. cable network VH1.

“VH1 and the entire Hit the Floor family send our thoughts and condolences to her family and friends in this difficult time,” read a statement from the network.

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Hit the Floor star Dean Cain said on Twitter he was “stunned and saddened” by Moseley’s death. “A life gone way too soon,” he wrote.

Moseley studied dance at the Pacific DanceArts in Vancouver, Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts in Nanaimo, and Danzmode Productions in Burnaby.

“All of us at Danzmode Productions send our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends,” read an Instagram post.

Moseley did stunt work on the 2004 Vancouver-shot Halle Berry film Catwoman and played a cheerleader on the short-lived made-in-Vancouver series Hellcats.

Hellcats stars Ashley Tisdale remembered Moseley on Twitter.

Although Moseley’s bio says she moved to Los Angeles in 2004, she mostly worked in her native country.

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She appeared as a dancer on episodes of Canadian-made series Cold Case and Psych as well as the 2011 B.C.-filmed movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and the 2012 made-in-Montreal feature Mirror, Mirror.

Moseley was active on Twitter and Instagram. Her last tweet, on Dec. 6, read simply: “Flower girl.”

Earlier messages included “I’m so grateful for simple things” and “Always be kind.”

A memorial fund for Moseley’s family, who live on Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, has been set up online.

Hayes was a rapper who worked with artists like Alicia Keys and Dr. Dre.

He hadn’t tweeted since Nov. 27. A few weeks earlier, he wrote: “You gotta love L.A. for its Sunny Weather and Shady people.”

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