Disney actor Cameron Boyce dies at age 20



Cameron Boyce celebrates the announcement of the “Descendants” sequel during an on-stage fan event at Downtown Disney District on Oct. 17, 2015.

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Actor Cameron Boyce, best known for his work on Disney Channel’s “Jesse” and “Descendants”  died from a seizure in his sleep on June 6 at the age of 20. 

Boyce died in Los Angeles, California, due to an unnamed medical condition that caused him to have a seizure in his sleep. This condition was ongoing and he was being treated for it. His family confirmed his cause of death in a statement to E! News.  

“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,” the statement read. “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 was born on May 28, 1999, in Los angeles to his parents Libby and Victor Boyce. He began acting at the age of nine in 2008 with his television debut in Panic! At the Disco’s music video, “That Green Gentlemen (Things Have Changed).”

He co-starred as Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek’s son Keithie Feder in “Grown Ups” in June 2010 and “Grown Ups 2” in July 2013. 

“Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave us,” Sandler said in a tweet. “Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences.” 

Boyce was also cast in the Disney Channel comedy, “Jesse” in September 2011. He played the role of Luke Ross. In 2015, he played Cruella de Vil’s son, Carlos in the Disney Channel movie “Descendants.” He later played the role again in 2017 for “Descendants 2” and “Descendants 3” which is set to premiere this August. 

In January 2019, Boyce was cast in HBO’s comedy series “Mr. Fletcher” as Zach. The first season is set to come out in the Fall of 2019. 

Boyce also worked with The Thirst Project and was honored in 2018 for raising $30,000 for the organization to build two wells in Swaziland and bringing awareness to the global water crises.

Several of Boyce’s co-stars reacted to his death on social media. 

“Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken,”  “Jesse” co-star Skai Jackson said on Instagram. “Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had.”