Adam Sandler Shares Heartbreaking Tribute To Cameron Boyce

by : Emily Brown on : 07 Jul 2019 14:47
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Adam Sandler has responded to the death of his former co-star Cameron Boyce with a heartbreaking tribute. 


The 20-year-old actor passed away after suffering a seizure. The cause of death was announced as due to ‘an ongoing medical condition’.

Cameron rose to fame in the Disney Channel show Jessie but one of his best known roles was in the comedy films Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, where he played Keith Feder, son of Adam Sandler’s character Lenny.

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A family spokesperson announced Cameron’s death, saying:


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 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.

Following the tragic announcement, Sandler took to Twitter to respond: 

He shared a picture of his former co-star and wrote:

Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world.

Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way.

All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences.

As well as appearing in Jessie and Grown Ups, Cameron was known for his role in the Descendants movie franchise.

Kenny Ortega, who directed Descendants, wrote a touching tribute to the 20-year-old on Instagram.


It read:

My Love, Light and Prayers go out to Cameron and his Family. Cameron brought Love, Laughter and Compassion with him everyday I was in his presence.

His talent, immeasurable. His kindness and generosity, overflowing. It has been an indescribable honor and pleasure to know and work with him.

I will see you again in all things loving and beautiful my friend. I will search the stars for your light. Rest In Peace Cam. You will always be My Forever Boy!

Our thoughts are with Cameron’s friends and family at this tragic time.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Film and TV, Adam Sandler, Cameron Boyce, Disney Channel, Grown Ups


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