Actress and dancer Stephanie Moseley was found dead along with her boyfriend, Earl Hayes, in their apartment on Monday.
The police believe the two died in a murder-suicide and say that Hayes shot Moseley and then himself.
Moseley was featured on VH1’s drama series Hit the Floor and was a dancer for many rappers and singers.
VH1 released a statement to Us Weekly a short time after learning of her death saying,
“We are incredibly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Stephanie Moseley. VH1 and the entire Hit The Floor family send our thoughts and condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time.”
Moseley’s friends and fans were shocked at the news and many of her costars and colleagues expressed their feelings on social networks.
RIP Stephanie Moseley. I'll always remember dancing with you on #hellcats. Such a beautiful kind spirit. I'm praying for your family
— AshleyTisdaleFrench (@ashleytisdale) December 9, 2014
My heart is so damn heavy. This has been one hell of a week. RIP Stephanie Such a beautiful soul!!! pic.twitter.com/mSAjK07jiP
— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) December 8, 2014
I can't. Many knew of her but few knew her! Stephanie Moseley came to LA with just a dream of dancing. And accomplished that dream TEN FOLD! I loved her will always love her and love that she fulfilled her dream. But her story was cut short. I miss you Steph…#HazelstarStillShining she was and is and will always be a star! #RIPSteph I'm gonna miss you!
Many people who knew both Hayes and Moseley had a hard time believing that Hayes could have done such a thing.
Burrel L. Wilks, who called himself a life coach of Hayes, said that he had talked to both of them recently and didn’t feel as if anything was wrong.
“I’ve had sit-downs with both of them so whatever happened behind those doors we’ll never know,” Wilks told NBC. “But I heard out of her own mouth, he never raised a hand on her so this is kind of stunning.”
Police are still working on the details of the incident and will likely release more information in the near future.