The star of “Descendants” and “Grown Ups,” Cameron Boyce, has passed away at the age of 20. The actor suffered a seizure in his sleep and died. The official cause of death was announced as a result of “an ongoing medical condition.”
A spokesperson for the family 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 with, “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, who was from Los Angeles, first rose to fame while starring in the Disney Channel show “Jessie” before going on to appear in the “Descendants” movie franchise. However, perhaps one of his best known roles was his role in the comedy films “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2,” where he played Adam Sandler’s character’s son.
There is also reports that the 20-year-old was set to appear as a series regular in the new HBO show “Mrs. Fletcher,” as well as a TV spin-off series of the “American Satan” film entitled “Paradise City.”
ABC News reported that a spokesperson for the Disney Channel has released a statement regarding the tragic loss of Cameron, stating:
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.
Last year, Cameron earned the Pioneering Spirit Award at the Thirst Gala, which was sponsored by the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project is a nonprofit for which the actor had raised $30,000 for, in order to put towards building wells for clean drinking water in Swaziland.
Our condolences go out to Cameron’s family and friends.
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