Stephanie Moseley, known for her role on VH1’s NBA cheerleading drama Hit the Floor, and her husband, rapper Earl Hayes, died Monday in what has been ruled a murder-suicide. Los Angeles police responded early Monday to reports of gunfire in Park La Brea, and found both Moseley and Hayes in their apartment with gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The initial investigation alleges that Earl Hayes shot Stephanie Moseley and then turned the gun on himself.
VH1 issued a statement regarding Moseley’s untimely passing.
“We are incredibly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Stephanie Moseley,” the statement read. “VH1 and the entire Hit The Floor family send our thoughts and condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time.”
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A friend of Stephanie Moseley said the couple was experiencing some problems.
“No situation’s perfect,” Eva Marcille Pigford said. “Stephanie was an absolute angel. She really was … She’s connected so many people. She’s just loved. She will never, ever, ever, ever be forgotten.”
Stephanie Moseley was born in Vancouver and first turned heads as a dancer, according to the biography on her website. In her early 20s, she joined Britney Spears‘s dance crew and toured with her in the U.S. She also danced on one of Janet Jackson’s tour.
Among her TV roles, she appeared as Jamie Foxx’s wife on his 2006 NBC special Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable.
Violence is such a senseless way to attempt to solve anything. In this case two young, talented people are dead. If only they had reached out to others during their time of need, two families, along with their colleagues and friends wouldn’t be mourning the passing of Stephanie Moseley and Earl Hayes.