VH1 Star Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide by Her Husband

A dancer and actress featured on VH1's Hit the Floor was found dead with her rapper husband on Monday, December 8. Stephanie Moseley appears to have been the victim of an apparent murder-suicide by her hubby Earl Hayes. Their bodies were found by a SWAT team at their upscale Los Angeles apartment after residents reported shots being fired in the early morning.

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Burrel Wilks, a close friend and self-described "life coach" to Hayes, identified the bodies after police were called to the scene at about 7:30 a.m. Another resident of the swanky complex said they heard up to 10 gunshots, along with a woman screaming.

According to KTLA, law enforcement entered the apartment and found the back bedroom door closed. They heard two more gunshots, and when they went inside, they found both their bodies.

Sources with police told TMZ that Hayes allegedly shot Moseley before turning the gun on himself. Sources close to the couple acknowledged that they were having some problems, but that he'd never been violent before, and they were shocked by this tragedy.

Moseley had some other minor roles in addition to her gig on VH1. She was in 2012's Mirror Mirror and 2011's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, and she also had a small role in the 2015 film, The Best Thanksgiving Ever.

As a dancer, she worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Pharrell, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Beyonce. In other words, she was very talented.

She loved what she did and loved working together with her costars. In a 2013 interview with VH1, she said of her role on Hit the Floor, "Everybody works out, everybody’s focused, everybody wants to do better ... everybody wants to be harder. It’s like this morale and this energy between all of us that is magical."

What an absolute tragedy. We may never know the exact circumstances that led these two to lose their lives, but it's so sad to see such unspeakable violence. There is always another way than to end your life or the life of another.

Do you find stories like this absolutely devastating?

If you need help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

 

Image via Stephanie Moseley/Instagram

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