Cameron Boyce ‘Wanted To Make The World A Better Place’ In Final Interview
Disney star Cameron Boyce spoke about wanting to make the world a better place in the final interview he gave before he died.
The 20-year-old, who was known for his roles in the Disney Channel show Jessie and the comedy films Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, passed away in his sleep due to a seizure.
In a statement, a family spokesperson announced his cause of death was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which Cameron was being treated.
The actor became a star at a young age but he had dedicated himself to charity work in recent years.
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 philanthropist had raised $30,000 towards building wells for clean drinking water in Swaziland.
Earlier this year, the 20-year-old interviewed with Haute Living magazine, where he spoke of his need to ‘give back’. The interview was the last he gave before he died.
Cameron told the publication:
There’s a long line of difference makers in my family. I’m following in the footsteps of some really strong men and women who have showed me what it means to give back; It’s the greatest way to fulfill yourself.
Every time I talk to someone who shares that similar passion, we talk about how there aren’t many feelings more euphoric. Changing someone else’s life positively changes yours for the better as well.
He went on to talk about inspiring others, saying:
Many people have the heart to give back, but a lot don’t know how to. I try to be the bridge for those people– whether that means getting them involved in one of my campaigns or inspiring them by showing them a blueprint of how to get others engaged.
Tributes have been pouring in for the actor on social media since his death was announced.
Adam Sandler, who starred as Cameron’s character’s dad in Grown Ups, described his former co-star as ‘the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around.’
While Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, wrote:
The Walt Disney Company mourns the loss of #CameronBoyce, who was a friend to so many of us, and filled with so much talent, heart and life, and far too young to die. Our prayers go out to his family and his friends.
Our thoughts are with Cameron’s friends and family at this tragic time.
Rest in peace.
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