Disney star Cameron Boyce has died, age 20
7 July 2019, 11:38 | Updated: 7 July 2019, 12:37
Boyce, best known for his roles on 'Descendants' and 'Jessie', passed away in his sleep after a seizure.
Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce has died aged 20, following a seizure brought on by an "on going medical condition." He passed away in his sleep.
News of his death was confirmed by his family in a statement to ABC News on Saturday (July 6). "It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron," the statement reads.
"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."
Cameron was best known for playing the roles of Carlos in the Descendants franchise (with Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart) and Luke Ross in Jessie alongside Debbie Ryan, Peyton List and Skai Jackson. He also appeared in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2.
He was also working in several projects at the time of his passing, including new HBO series Mrs Fletcher. Descendants 3 will be released posthumously in August 2019.
Cameron was also involved in The Thirst Project, an initiative to bring clean water to underdeveloped countries. He raised over $27,000 in 40 days.
His friends and fans have been sharing their tributes on social media.
Life is so precious. Cameron Boyce was a light. Sending love to all of my friends and to his family at this time. My heart is heavy tonight.— Sydney Park (@iamsydneypark) July 7, 2019
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
rest in peace cameron boyce. truly a legend & such a positive light of our generation. 💔😔— TANA TURNS 21 ON MTV JULY 8 (@tanamongeau) July 7, 2019
rip cameron boyce :( send love. you never know what could happen. tell those you love that you appreciate them. I pray for those close to him— Jessie Paege (@jessiepaege) July 7, 2019
So saddened to hear about the passing of such a young talented individual. I didn’t know him personally but he seemed like a great person. RIP Cameron Boyce. Some things don’t seem fair.. this pains me 😔♥️— Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan) July 7, 2019
cameron boyce, a beautiful soul with such little time. this one hits so different. thank you for the amazing childhood❤️— syd (@sydgeisler) July 7, 2019
R.I.P Cameron Boyce. I can't believe this is happening. He was only 20. He practically grew up with me. He had his whole life ahead of him. His smile, his unique, bright, happy personality, everything about him will be missed. Rest easy, love. Thank you for all the laughs 🕊❤ pic.twitter.com/oDdD5nnYQu— Jada Garrick (@garrick_jada) July 7, 2019
Fly high beautiful angel, we love you always. ✨🕊— kenny💫 (@izzokendall) July 7, 2019
Cameron Boyce 1999-2019 pic.twitter.com/UJWD6qMkQT