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Cameron Boyce Passes Away at Age 20


Actor Cameron Boyce, who was known for his roles in the Descendants films, Jessie, and Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, has tragically passed away at the age of 20, according to ABC News.

Boyce’s death was confirmed on Saturday by his family, which released the following statement: “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 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.”

“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,” added 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.”

In 2008, Boyce appeared in a recurring role on television in General Hospital: Night Shift and made his feature debut in the horror film Mirrors and the action-thriller Eagle Eye. Two years later, he played the son of Adam Sandler’s character in the comedy film Grown Ups, a role he would reprise in the sequel in 2013.

It was in September of 2011 when Cameron Boyce broke out with the role of Luke Ross in Disney Channel comedy series Jessie, also starring Debby Ryan, Peyton List, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson, and Kevin Chamberlin. While a few of those stars went on to star in the spin-off Bunk’d, Boyce instead took on the lead role in the Disney XD series Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, which ran from July 2015 to January 2017.

In the last four years, Boyce has played Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil, in Disney Channel’s very successful Descendants films. The movies, which also star Dove Cameron, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson, kicked off with the first installment in the summer of 2015. The sequel debuted in the summer of 2017 and the third installment is scheduled to premiere on August 2, 2019.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Descendants director Kenny Ortega, Adam Sandler, and more posted the following tributes:

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