Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce has sadly passed away at the age of 20.
ABC News confirmed that Boyce had an “ongoing medical condition” and passed away in his sleep after a seizure.
“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.”
Boyce who has been acting for over 11 years, achieved Disney Channel stardom as one of the leads in the Disney channel show, Jessie. He starred as Luke Ross alongside the eponymous Jessie Prescott, played by Debby Ryan. Jessie ran for four seasons and 98 episodes. He reprised his character on the spinoff show Bunk’d.
He became a household name to families as the star of the popular Descendants films released in 2015 and 2017. Where he played Carlos the son of famous Disney villain Cruella De Vil. The films were both cable hits for the Disney Channel.
Boyce made appearances on multiple shows on the network including Good luck Charlie, Austin & Ally, Shake It Up, Liv and Maddie, and the Disney Junior show Jake and the Neverland Pirates, where he was one of the many voices of Jake.
He will appear as Carlos once more in the highly anticipated Descendants 3, which is set to appear August 2, 2019.
“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,” said a Disney Channel spokesperson. “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.”
We here at The DisInsider offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Boyce at this time. Rest In Peace.
Source: ABC News