The Twilight franchise affected the lives of millions of readers and moviegoers. Some of these fans became interested in the people behind the movies. Today is a sad day for those fans because of the untimely passing of Gregory Tyree Boyce.
Boyce had a minor role in the original Twilight film. Since then, he left the film industry and had ambitions of becoming a restaurateur. Sadly, Boyce passed away at the age of 27 on May 13, 2020. Here’s a look into his short life and tragic death.
Gregory Tyree Boyce’s role in ‘Twilight’
Boyce did not play a major character in Twilight. However, he appeared in a pivotal — and famous– scene in the film. In Twilight, Boyce’s character, Crowley, nearly hits Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) with his car.
Then, Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) steps in and saves Bella. The incident helps Bella to realize Edward is more than he seems. The iconic scene may or may not have inspired a similar scene from Fifty Shades of Grey, a franchise which has its roots in a Twilight fanfiction.
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Gregory Tyree Boyce’s career ambitions
Since appearing in that iconic scene, Boyce had a role in a short film called Apocalypse. More recently, he took his career in a different direction. He was hoping to start his own restaurant.
The restaurant was going to be a wings restaurant with an interesting theme. It was going to have types of wings named after different rappers from the West Coast. According to Variety, his mother, Lisa Wayne, 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 [sic], Kendrick Lamar, Roddy Ricch, The Game, etc. He had flavors like, Tequila Lime Agave…those were my favorite…He was on to something great and that was his passion.”
The deaths of Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend
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Sadly, Boyce was found dead in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with his 27 year-old girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju. Police say this was not a criminal incident and the public is waiting for the results of the toxicology report. No one has disclosed the cause of their deaths.
According to the BBC, Boyce’s mother, Lisa Wayne, mourned her son on Facebook. “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?”
She added: “Never another hug, kiss or to hear those words, I love you again. I’m broken. I love you Greggy, my Hunny.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, Boyce is survived by his ten year old daughter, Alaya. Adepoju is survived by her son, Egypt, who is still a baby. Fans continue to mourn their deaths.
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