The Descendants and Grown Ups star Cameron Boyce has died aged 20.
The actor passed away in his sleep after suffering a seizure. The cause of death was announced as due to ‘an ongoing medical condition’.
A family spokesperson said:
It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron.
He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated.
The spokesperson continued:
The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him.
We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.
deserving of all the love in the world🥺🥺 rest in peace cameron boyce❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/KoUvxRnOIN
— jessica (@jessicaxiongg) July 7, 2019
Cameron, from Los Angeles, shot to fame in the Disney Channel show Jessie before going on to appear in the Descendants movie franchise, though arguably one of his best known roles was in the comedy films Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, where he played the son of Adam Sandler’s character.
The 20-year-old was reportedly also set to appear as a series regular in HBO’s new show Mrs. Fletcher, as well as the TV spin-off of the film American Satan, titled Paradise City.
Rest In Paradise 💔 cameron boyce pic.twitter.com/eYu4dEXL6U
— George Orozco (@George_Orozco) July 7, 2019
ABC News report a Disney Channel spokesperson made a statement about the tragic loss of the actor, saying:
From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world. As a young man, he was fueled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives through his humanitarian work.
He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend.
We offer our deepest condolences to his family, cast mates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.
rest in peace to cameron boyce 😞 he was so young, incredibly talented, but also one of the kindest ppl I’ve ever met. sending love to his friends & family 💔
— James Charles (@jamescharles) July 7, 2019
Last year, Cameron was honoured with the Pioneering Spirit Award at the Thirst Gala which was sponsored by the Thirst Project, a nonprofit for which the young actor had raised $30,000 towards building wells for clean drinking water in Swaziland.
Our thoughts are with Cameron’s friends and family at this sad time.
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