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Stephanie Moseley, aspiring actress from B.C., slain in murder-suicide

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Monday night that 30-year-old Stephanie Moseley, originally from British Columbia, was shot by her rapper-husband, Earl Hayes.

Moseley was shot by her rapper-husband Earl Hayes

B.C. actress and dancer Stephanie Moseley was killed in murder-suicide in Los Angeles. (

An actress, dancer and model from B.C. who has been working in Los Angeles for ten years has died in a murder-suicide.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that 30-year-old Stephanie Elyse Moseley was shot by her rapper-husband, Earl Hayes.

Police say Hayes then turned the gun on himself at an apartment complex in Park La Brea around 7:30 a.m. PT.

Moseley was born in Vancouver and her family resides in the Lower Mainland. She appeared as a dancer with Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna as well as shows, such as CW's Hellcats and VH1's Hit the Floor.

She moved to L.A. in 2004 and friends say she returned to Vancouver several times a year to visit.    

According to her website, she graduated from the Pacific Arts Ballet in Vancouver, Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts in Nanaimo, B.C. and Danzmode Productions, in Burnaby, B.C., in 2002.

Rachel Poirier taught Moseley at Danzmode Productions from the time she was 12-years-old to 18 years of age.

"Steph was a true talent a very humble, gracious and it's just horrible," she said. "Everybody admired her so much … She's probably one of my students that I talk about the most because I'm so proud of her and her success."

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With files from Chad Pawson


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