Tragedy struck the Twilight franchise when it was revealed that Gregory Tyree Boyce had died. The 30-year-old and his 27-year-old girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju, were pronounced dead on Wednesday according to a report by E! News. Fans of the Twilight saga will remember Boyce for playing the part of Tyler Crowley in the first film, which came out in 2008.
His mother confirmed the news of his passing on Facebook in which she shared his love for cooking, calling him "the best chef." She also revealed he planned to open a wing joint, West Wings, where he would name the different sauces and flavors after West Coast rappers like Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar. She said he "was onto something great" in pursuit of his passion. Boyce wasn't involved in the Hollywood scene for too much outside of his work on Twilight.
The news of his passing left many fans of Stephanie Meyer's adaptation shocked. Social media users flooded feeds with tributes for Boyce in the hours after his loss became public. Here are some of the most notable posts in the wake of his death.
Gregory Tyree Boyce brought to life Tyler Crowley in Twilight.
It’s because of him that Bella finally starts thinking about Edward as something not human.
Sadly, he was not credited on the Breaking Dawn Part 2 ending credits.
Thank you for Tyler. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/1xpnaogeNH— |Kristen • 78 days| (@bellaxkristen) May 18, 2020
Heartbreaking news💔 Thoughts and prayers with his family, friends and to all those that knew him xxMay 18, 2020
Twilight Actor Gregory Tyree Boyce will be miss dearly, I remembered him when he Tyler Crowley. You will be miss Gregory Tyree Boyce 👼😥— Tabitha Findley (@tabithafindley7) May 18, 2020
What on earth. RIP Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend 😔— Clarissa (@rissxcx) May 18, 2020
Sad how many young talented people are dying. This world is a hard place.— Streaming Scoop (@StreamingScoop) May 18, 2020
RIP Gregory Tyree Boyce, you’ll always be remembered for your role in Twilight as Tyler Crowley the guy driving the van who almost runs over Bella (Kirsten Stewart) May you rest easy. https://t.co/P55aqujy4G— Boo Jackson (@Official_Boo_J) May 18, 2020