Twilight star Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju, have been found dead together at their apartment in Las Vegas.
The 30-year-old actor and his 27-year-old partner Natalie Adepoju were found on 13 May, but the cause of death has not yet been announced.
E! News reports that the remains of the couple were found by Boyce’s cousin.
Boyce’s mother, Lisa Wayne, who last saw him on Mother’s Day, confirmed his death on Instagram, saying she had been due to meet her son this week. Calling him her “favourite chef”, she also said he had been in the process of setting up a fast food business.
In a statement to TMZ, Boyce’s family said: “We as family of Gregory Boyce are very saddened by our loss. He was a dad, son, grandson, brother, uncle, and friend. He was the light of all our lives and we are very saddened by his death.”
The statement went on: “The Gregory we knew was intimate with the world and a good person. He was a very respectful and responsible man. He always put others first. The family would like to ask for our privacy as we mourn our losses and thank you for your well wishes.”
Boyce leaves behind a 10-year daughter, Alaya while Adepoju leave a young son, Egypt.