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Disney star Cameron Boyce has passed away, according to reports from several media outlets. He was only twenty years of age.
A spokesperson for the Boyce family confirmed the tragic news to ABC, revealing the young actor passed away from an ongoing illness he was receiving treatment for.
“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 rose to fame playing one of Adam Sandler’s children in the hit comedy Grown Ups, before landing the part of Luke Ross in the Disney channel’s show Jesse. However, it was his role as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos in the Disney Descendants movies which catapulted him to stardom. According to TMZ, Boyce was in the middle of filming a new HBO show Mrs. Fletcher.
“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,” a Disney Channel spokesperson shared with ABC. “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.”
According to TMZ paramedics rushed to Boyce’s home, but were unable to revive the young actor.
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Actor Adam Sandler took to Twitter to share his sadness over the news, tweeting, “Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you Cameron for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences.”