Brother of Twilight’s Gregory Tyree Boyce tells of shock at death

Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend were last seen alive two days before they were found dead next to white powdery substance.

Boyce, 30, and his partner Natalie Adepoju, 28, were found dead inside the bedroom of their Las Vegas home by their roommate, Louis Ledbetter, on May 13. Officers said the couple were ‘beyond help’ by the time the tragic discovery was made. 

Ledbetter told police he’d last seen the couple alive 48 hours earlier. The 33-year-old said he’d woken up in the afternoon of the 13th having worked a night shift the previous evening to find the couple’s bedroom door closed.

Presuming they were out of the apartment, Ledbetter left the condo to return to work just after 2:30pm when he noticed the couple’s car was still in the driveway.

Concerned, he knocked on their bedroom door and, after receiving no response, he forced his way into the room to find them both laying on their backs in bed, naked and lifeless.   

According to a police report observed by DailyMail.com, next to their bodies officers found a unknown white powder substance on a nightstand, in addition to a straw and a plastic card. 

Investigators were told by Ledbetter and Gregory’s mother that they were both ‘known to do harder drugs’ such as cocaine and meth, the report said. 

However his brother, Chris Wayne, has said that drugs are not something he’s ever known Boyce to do, insisting his sibling lived a very healthy lifestyle.

Gregory Tyree Boyce, 30, and 27-year-old Natalie Adepoju, were found dead on May 13 in their Las Vegas condo. Sources told TMZ that an unknown white powdery substance was found at the scene but an official cause of death hasn’t been released

His brother, Chris Wayne (left), has said that drugs are not something he's ever known Boyce to do, insisting his sibling lived a very healthy lifestyle

His brother, Chris Wayne (left), has said that drugs are not something he’s ever known Boyce to do, insisting his sibling lived a very healthy lifestyle

‘He was very into his health. He watched his meat intake. He would always talk to me about macros and exercise. He would give me recipes for juicing,’ Wayne told The Sun.

Wayne added that the news of Boyce’s shocking death has been a difficult reality to process. 

‘It’s still a mystery and very bizarre what happened. We don’t know what happened. We don’t even have any closure,’ he continued.  

According to the bereaved brother, the Medical Examiner has not yet confirmed Boyce’s specific cause of death, declining to provide the family even speculative information.

‘That’s why it hurts so bad. We don’t even know what happened to our family member. It just doesn’t make any sense,’ he continued to the outlet.

‘How did they both go? Was it an accident? If there was no criminal activity involved or foul play, then how did they go? What happened to my brother.’ 

Investigators said the couple appeared to be ‘deceased for some time’ when they arrived at property on Casey Drive on the evening of May 13.

There were no ‘signs of trauma to either subject’ and the bedroom was undisturbed, officers noted. 

Both Boyce and Adepoju were found lying naked on their backs in bed. Investigators said each body showed signs of rigor mortis and blood pooling, indicating they’d been deceased for some time.

The official cause of their deaths has not yet been released, pending a toxicology report. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said foul play was not suspected but a DailyMail.com request for more information has not yet been returned.  

Similarly, LVPD told DailyMail.com that no criminal investigation has been launched. 

In a tribute to his brother on Facebook, Wayne wrote: ‘You were my baby. Worried about you all the time. I was always there for the rescue. I wish you were still here bro. The world lost an awesome person.’ 

According to the bereaved brother, the Medical Examiner has not yet confirmed Boyce's specific cause of death, declining to provide the family even speculative information

According to the bereaved brother, the Medical Examiner has not yet confirmed Boyce’s specific cause of death, declining to provide the family even speculative information

In a tribute to his brother on Facebook, Wayne wrote: 'You were my baby. Worried about you all the time. I was always there for the rescue. I wish you were still here bro. The world lost an awesome person'

In a tribute to his brother on Facebook, Wayne wrote: ‘You were my baby. Worried about you all the time. I was always there for the rescue. I wish you were still here bro. The world lost an awesome person’

In an Instagram post from December (pictured above) when Boyce celebrated his 30th birthday, the actor wrote that he didn't think he'd reach the milestone age

In an Instagram post from December (pictured above) when Boyce celebrated his 30th birthday, the actor wrote that he didn’t think he’d reach the milestone age 

Boyce was best known for his role as Tyler Crowley in the first Twilight franchise movie in 2008. In the film, he almost crashed into Kristen Stewart’s character Bella Swan with a car before she was saved by Robert Pattinson’s character, Edward Cullen. 

Boyce, who also appeared in the film short Apocalypse in 2018, had a 10-year-old daughter Alaya and his girlfriend had a young son called Egypt from a previous relationship. 

In an Instagram post from December when Boyce celebrated his 30th birthday, the actor wrote that he didn’t think he’d ever reach the milestone age. 

‘At one point I didn’t think I would make it to see 30 years old,’ he wrote. 

‘Over the years like everyone else I have made mistakes along the way, but today is one of those days I only reflect on the great ones. What a time to be alive. Happy Dirty 30 self! Let’s make the rest of these years your best!!’   

Prior to his death, the source said Boyce was ‘really focused and handling a lot of business’.

He had moved to Las Vegas to help his mother but would commute to Los Angeles for acting roles and to see his daughter. 

Boyce was best known for his role as Tyler Crowley in the first Twilight franchise movie with Kristen Stewart (pictured together above in the film)

Boyce was best known for his role as Tyler Crowley in the first Twilight franchise movie with Kristen Stewart (pictured together above in the film) 

In the film, he almost crashed into Kristen Stewart's character Bella Swan (above) with a car before she was saved by Robert Pattinson's character, Edward Cullen

In the film, he almost crashed into Kristen Stewart’s character Bella Swan (above) with a car before she was saved by Robert Pattinson’s character, Edward Cullen 

In an statement, Boyce’s family told TMZ: ‘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 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 and his girlfriend were last featured together on his Instagram page when he wished Adepoju a Happy Mother’s Day. 

‘Happy Mother’s Day again to my right hand/ my roll dog/ my Queen! Love you,’ he wrote. 

In a statement on GoFundMe page set up for Adepoju, she was remembered as a ‘loving daughter, niece, sister, cousin, and friend’. 

‘Natalie had so much life to live we are saddened that her life was cut short. Natalie leaves behind one son, her father, two brothers and one sister, and a host of family and friends who love her dearly,’ the page read.  

The couple had been dating for about a year. Adepoju has a young son named Egypt and Boyce is survived by his 10-year-old daughter, Alaya

The couple had been dating for about a year. Adepoju has a young son named Egypt and Boyce is survived by his 10-year-old daughter, Alaya

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 The couple, who had been dating for about a year, were found dead in their condo on May 13 after Boyce’s cousin noticed the actor’s car in the driveway when he was supposed to have been in Los Angeles

Boyce’s mother, Lisa Wayne, mourned her son’s death in a Facebook post on Sunday. 

She revealed that Boyce had ambitions of starting a wing business, West Wings, and that Adepoju was his business partner. 

‘We were supposed to meet on Tuesday with my dad to discuss some plans for our near future to launch us into a great future, but that never happened,’ she wrote. 

‘Greggy, if I could get my chef on like you, I’d continue this West Wings and set your baby girl up for life. You told me that you didn’t want me to work, you wanted to take care of me. Oh man, this is killing me Hunny.

‘I’m sick without you. I’m torn, I’m lost. I’m in pain. I’d text you or call you when I was broken or worried about something, and you’d tell me, Ma, I got you, we’ll get thru this together. Boy. Why did you leave me?’  

Wayne last saw Boyce on May 11 when she visited his home to eat leftover food from Mother’s Day and spend time together. 

‘I went to your house to eat leftovers from Mother’s day,’ she wrote.

‘We watched a Dave Chappelle show and you walked me to my car, hugged me, kissed me on my cheek and told me that you love me and to call you when I got home. 

‘That was it. Never another hug, kiss or to hear those words, I love you again.’ 

The official cause of their deaths has not yet been released but law enforcement have said it was not criminal. They are pictured together in a 2019 Instagram post

The official cause of their deaths has not yet been released but law enforcement have said it was not criminal. They are pictured together in a 2019 Instagram post 

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