A rapper shot his TV star wife dead before turning the gun on himself at an upmarket apartment complex where numerous British celebrities live when they’re in Los Angeles.
Earl Hayes, who was once singed to boxer Floyd Mayweather, killed stunning Stephanie Moseley, a dancer and actress who starred in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, following a huge row yesterday morning.
Witnesses say there were ten gun shots heard and Mayweather was on FaceTime to Hayes when the incident happened. He is now being treated as a witness to the suicide murder.
Residents at the high end gated community were left shocked – particularly as it is the place where Brit stars live when they try to crack Hollywood.
LA home: Russell Brand
Russell Brand used to have a three-bedroom penthouse at the Palazzo East apartments before he bought his home in the Hollywood Hills, Strictly hunk Thom Evans lived there until a few months ago, as does judge Bruno Tonioli when he is in LA to work on Dancing With The Stars.
Several dancers of the US dance show do or have lived there, including Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s ex-boyfriend Derek Hough. In fact, the pair would spend weeks there in secret while they were dating three years ago. Hough would sneak Cheryl in via the underground car park after they got together when he starred on her music video for hit Parachute.
Former Hollyoaks beauty Emma Rigby, who played anorexia sufferer Hannah Ashworth on the Channel 4 soap also currently lives there as she attempts to crack Hollywood.
It is a favourite location for Brits to stay during pilot season too.
Resident: Thom Evans
Police were called to the Palazzo East, which boasts a swimming pool, gym and spa within its grounds, as well as over 400 apartments, at 7.30am yesterday morning after the gun shots and a woman’s screams were heard by fellow residents.
They arrived to find the couple dead and a gun in the apartment. SWAT teams quickly arrived and armed police stood guard at the property.
One neighbour told how Earl and Stephanie would “regularly fight” and were believed to be in the process of splitting up.
Stephanie played Devil Girl in Hit The Floor, a VHI drama about an NBA cheerleading team called the Los Angeles Devil Girls.
She also starred in Mirror, Mirror and Sparkle and worked as a backing dancer for Janet Jackson, Chris Brown and Britney Spears.
Sad: Chris Brown
Shortly after her death, Brown posted a tribute to Stephanie on his Instagram page. He wrote: “RIP baby girl. Dancing with me on tour and the coolest person. My prayers go out to you and the HAZE family.”
Rapper Hayes was in the past signed to Mayweather’s record label, Pilthy Rich Records. He and Stephanie would reguarly party with the boxing ace.