Gregory Tyree Boyce, who played Tyler Crowley in the first Twilight movie, has died, he was 30-years-old. Additionally, his girlfriend Natalie Adepoju, 27, was also found dead. They were both found in a Las Vegas condominium on May 13.
Boyce’s role in the 2008 movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s classic teen vampire drama was small but integral to the plot. In the movie, he is the character who is driving the van that almost crushes Bella Swan. Fellow student Edward Cullen jumps in front of the speeding vehicle and single-handedly saves her acting as a shield but comes out strangely unscathed.
Clark County Medical Examiner confirmed the passing of Boyce and Adepoju, although no details about their deaths have been released.
The actor has a 10-year-old daughter while Adepoju has a son named Egypt.
Boyce’s mother Lisa Wayne took to social media to pay homage to her late son.
“My baby boy, Greg Boyce was the best chef….oh man,” she wrote. “He was in the process of starting a wing business, West Wings. He created the flavors to his perfection and named them after west coast rappers. Snoop Dog, Kendrick Lamar, Roddy Ricch, The Game, etc. He had flavors like, Tequila Lime Agave…those were my favorite. A Hennessy Maple flavor, oh man, just so damn good. I can say that my son was my favorite chef. He was on to something great and that was his passion.”