Disney Channel Star Cameron Boyce Dead At 20

July 07 2019

Actor Cameron Boyce has passed away at the young age of 20.

His family states that his death was due to "an ongoing medical condition." The statement reads: "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."

The actor is primarily known for his work on the Disney Channel, including the show Jessie, the Disney XD show Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything and the Disney Channel original film franchise, Descendants. He has multiple projects that will be released posthumously, Descendants 3 (which will be released in August),  the film Runt with Tichina Arnold and the TV series Paradise City. He was set to be a series regular in the HBO series, Mrs. Fletcher, but it is unknown how much he filmed and if that will make it to screen.

Co-stars and colleagues, including Skai Jackson, who starred with him on Jessie, and China Anne McClain, who starred with him on Descendants, have given tributes to the stat on social media.

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"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. 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, castmates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed," says a Disney Channel spokesperson.

Boyce's grandmother is civil rights activist Jo Ann Boyce, a member of the Clinton Twelve, the first Black students to go to an integrated school in the South, per Brown v. Board of Education. They integrated their Tennessee high school, which was subject to a series of explosions, almost a year before Little Rock High School was integrated.

In most recent years, Boyce was extremely involved in charity and was honored with the Pioneering Spirit Award at last year's Thirst Gala, raising $30,000 to build water wells in Swaziland.

Our thoughts go out to Boyce's loved ones during this difficult time.

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Photo: Getty Images 

 

by Trey Mangum on July 07 2019

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