Cameron Boyce's mother Libby pens heartbreaking Mother's Day letter to him

11 May 2020, 11:16

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By Sam Prance

This year is Libby Boyce's first Mother's Day without her son Cameron Boyce.

Libby Boyce has shared a letter she's written to Cameron Boyce in honour of their first Mother's Day apart and it's beautiful.

Last year (Jul 6), Cameron Boyce's family announced that the beloved Disney actor had died at the age of 20. In a statement to ABC News, they wrote: "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."

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Since then, many of Cameron's close friends and co-stars have posted their own emotional tributes to him on social media. Debby Ryan, Dove Cameron, China Anne McClain, Skai Jackson and Karan Brar are just a few of the Disney stars who've made videos and gotten tattoos in honour of Cameron. Now, Cameron's mother Libby has penned a personal letter.

Cameron Boyce's mother pens heartbreaking letter to him on Mother's day
Cameron Boyce's mother pens heartbreaking letter to him on Mother's day. Picture: David Livingston/WireImage, @libboyce via Instagram

In a new essay for Good Morning America about Cameron, Libby said: "Mother’s Day is a cherished day for mothers across the nation. For others, it can be a day of reflection for those who have a challenging relationship with their children; or a day of regret for those who never had children; or it can be a day of sheer grief for those who have lost a child."

Libby then opened up about Cameron, she stated: "My Cameron was born wise, calm and with an ear for music unlike any other. This ear for music led him to dance. Through dance, he fell into acting, and he began booking jobs very quickly, but for him it was just for fun. He did everything seemingly with ease and people were always drawn to him."

She then added: "Everyone loved him and felt good around him. They were drawn into his warmth. He was authentic and genuine with no airs or need to be the center of attention. Cameron and I were extremely close, and we talked about everything. He once told me that he couldn’t wait for me to be older, so that he could take care of me."

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Writing about his death, Libby said: "These past 10 months have been life-changing for me in a way that is beyond words. You can’t compare it to anything because it is a trauma that is dissimilar to anything in the world. It has created a gaping hole that is raw and gut-wrenching."

She also used the piece to raising awareness of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy), which Cameron passed away of in 2019. Libby highlighted the stories of other parents who'd lost their children to SUDEP and asked readers to educate themselves.

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