‘Descendants’ Star Cameron Boyce Passes Away at the Age of 20
It is with a heavy heart that we here at MickeyBlog share the news that Cameron Boyce, star of the much-loved ‘Descendants’ films as well as the Disney Channel hit ‘Jessie’ has passed away at the age of 20.
On Saturday night various news sources including ABC news started reporting on the actor’s passing with his family confirming reports, revealing that his death was due to an ongoing medical condition resulting in a fatal seizure.
The family went on to release the following official statement:
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” a spokesperson said on behalf of the Boyce family. “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.”
Many Disney fans have grown up with Boyce who started his career with Disney back in 2011 in the role Luke for the long-running Disney Channel Show ‘Jessie’ which ran until 2015. He also originated the role of Carlos (the son of Cruella de Vil) in the immensely popular Descendants films of which the third instalment starring Boyce is slated to premiere in August. Boyce also worked on other noteworthy Disney productions including ‘Jake and the Neverland Pirates,’ ‘Liv and Maddie,’, and ‘Bunk’d.’
Disney CEO Bob Iger had this to say of Cameron’s passing:
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.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) July 7, 2019
And Disney officially followed up with the following:
Remembering Cameron Boyce: https://t.co/JOSpR4A0LB pic.twitter.com/XUyR6yA5As
— Disney (@Disney) July 7, 2019
Skai Jackson, Boyce’s co-star on ‘Jessie’ posted the following this morning:
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I don’t even know where to start… I am at a loss for words. I never thought in a million years I would be writing this. Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken. I am so happy that I got to spend almost everyday with you on set, you gave the best hugs. I wish I would have hugged you tighter when I saw you a couple of months ago. Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had… I am so distraught and I cannot stop crying! I love you so much… fly high ?? ?? Gods best Angel . #CameronBoyce
Another co-star Peyton List posted the following to her instagram account this afternoon:
‘Descendants’ Co-Star Breanna D’ Amico shared this beautiful shot of her and Cameron Boyce:
Descendants director Kenny Ortega paid tribute to Boyce on Instagram this morning:
Adam Sandler who worked with Boyce on the film “Grown Ups” posted the following:
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) July 7, 2019
The following was posted by Charles Esten who played Boyce’s father on ‘Jessie’ posted the following:
Rest In Peace, Cameron. You will be dearly remembered, my friend, and you will be greatly missed.?/.
— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) July 7, 2019
Social Media personality James Charles also posted his condolences:
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
Antonio Sabado Jr. who worked with Boyce on General Hospital remembers the actor:
Rest In Peace Cameron Boyce, it was an honor to have worked with you and spend our time together. Man my heart is broken, what an amazing kid with an amazing future. My deepest condolences to his family & friends. We will all miss you. #bokenheart @TheCameronBoyce pic.twitter.com/TUdZYuUoaR
— Antonio Sabáto Jr ?? (@AntonioSabatoJr) July 7, 2019
Jamal Terry-Sims who worked with Boyce on ‘Descendants 3’ had posted the following to Instagram this morning:
Kevin Chamberlin who worked with Cameron on ‘Jessie’ posted the following this morning:
Our “Jessie” family has been devastated by the sad and untimely passing of our beloved Cameron Boyce. He always lit up a room when he entered-he was an extraordinarily talented actor, a selfless advocate with his charity work, and a loyal friend.Our hearts are heavy with sadness.
— Kevin Chamberlin (@kevinchamberlin) July 7, 2019
According to ABC, in addition to his work with Disney, Boyce dedicated himself to charity work introducing former Vice President Joe Biden at his Biden Courage Awards in March and was honored with the Pioneering Spirit Award by the Thirst Project for which Boyce raised $30,000 to provide clean drinking water in Swaziland.