The 20-year-old actor died after suffering a seizure in his sleep related to "an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated."
Disney Channel staple Cameron Boyce passed away on Saturday after suffering a seizure related to "an ongoing medical condition," according to a family spokesperson.
Tributes to the young actor poured in over the weekend, from passionate fans, celebrities who knew and worked with Cameron -- as well as those who never got the chance -- directors who saw his talent on set and even Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger, who said Boyce was "was a friend to so many of us, and filled with so much talent, heart and life, and far too young to die."
The 20-year-old actor came into prominence for the kid-centric network as a star on its "Jessie" series from 2011 to 2015 and more recently rose to prominence again as Cruella de Vil's son in the channel's popular "Descendants" movie series.
"It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron," the family spokesperson told TMZ in a statement. "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," the statement continued. "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 was a constant presence on the Disney Channel appearing in myriad shows beyond the two projects for which he is most know. Fans also remember seeing his freckled face in "Austin & Ally," "Good Luck Charlie," "Liv and Maddie" and other Disney series.
"Descendants" director Kenny Ortega wrote in an Instagram post that Boyce brought "love, laughter and compassion" with him to the set, describing him as both kind and generous.
"It has been an indescribable honor and pleasure to know and work with him," Ortega wrote. "I will see you again in all things loving and beautiful my friend. I will search the stars for your light. Rest In Peace Cam. You will always be My Forever Boy!"
Adam Sandler, who played his father in both "Grown Ups" films, wrote a stirring tribute to Boyce on Sunday morning, describing him as "just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around." The actor wrote that Boyce "Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world."
Boyce's final film work, the last installment of the "Descendants" trilogy, is expected to hit Disney Channel on August 2. The actor was poised to shed his Disney roots with a recurring role in HBO's upcoming "Mrs. Fletcher" series, starring Kathryn Hahn, set to premiere in the fall of 2019.
Other Disney co-stars and fans took to social media to share their own tributes to the young actor who impacted so many lives through his work:
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My Love, Light and Prayers go out to Cameron and his Family. Cameron brought Love, Laughter and Compassion with him everyday I was in his presence. His talent, immeasurable. His kindness and generosity, overflowing. It has been an indescribable honor and pleasure to know and work with him. I will see you again in all things loving and beautiful my friend. I will search the stars for your light. Rest In Peace Cam. You will always be My Forever Boy! 💔
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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.
The Walt Disney Company mourns the loss of #CameronBoyce, who was a friend to so many of us, and filled with so much talent, heart and life, and far too young to die. Our prayers go out to his family and his friends.— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) July 7, 2019
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I don’t even know where to start... I am at a loss for words. I never thought in a million years I would be writing this. Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken. I am so happy that I got to spend almost everyday with you on set, you gave the best hugs. I wish I would have hugged you tighter when I saw you a couple of months ago. Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had... I am so distraught and I cannot stop crying! I love you so much... fly high 👼🏼 💔😢 Gods best Angel . #CameronBoyce
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Cameron, you were a magnetic superstar with an amazing blend of crazy energy and blissful zen. You’re many talents were undeniably brilliant and often awe inspiring. You were so kind and generous to me and my family. I don’t know that I ever saw you without a beautiful smile on your face. I am honored to have known you and to have worked with you. Rest In Peace. You will be missed.
It was there we were introduced to his endless talent, kindness, and joy for living. At his very 1st talent show, little Cameron’s dancing lit up the stage, and left everyone on their feet, cheering . It was clear to all that he was destined to be the star he would soon become./2— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) July 7, 2019
It was a joy to work with him on JESSIE, as it was with all the wonderful young stars of that beloved show. They were as close as actual brothers and sisters to one another, and still are, and my heart breaks for them today. /4— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) July 7, 2019
Rest In Peace, Cameron. You will be dearly remembered, my friend, and you will be greatly missed.💔/.— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) July 7, 2019
This is awful. I'm heartbroken for his family, friends, and everyone who was impacted by him. He was so young. I hope everyone gets the space they need right now. 💔 https://t.co/mh1aeVJPmW— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) July 7, 2019
rest in peace to cameron boyce 😞 he was so young, incredibly talented, but also one of the kindest ppl I’ve ever met. sending love to his friends & family 💔— James Charles (@jamescharles) July 7, 2019
RIP Cameron Boyce! I’m in TOTAL shock. Such an energetic and happy human. Sending love to all of his family and friends. ☹️— Brandon Evans (@bevansisme) July 7, 2019
there really aren’t any words. cameron boyce. gone way too soon. made us all proud to be mixed race. life is too friggin short, guys. my heart aches. love to his family and friends.— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) July 7, 2019
rest in peace cameron boyce. thank you for giving me the best childhood ever. you’ll forever be in my heart. 💗 pic.twitter.com/bKyAoAkubY— HALEY BAXTER (@h_a_baxter) July 7, 2019
we really lost this beautiful soul, my heart is broken. gone way too soon. rest easy up there with the legends cameron boyce pic.twitter.com/9jkZ5xq13D— mia rose (@miaroseclark) July 7, 2019
I can't believe in this... He was just 20, he had his whole life ahead of him. No words are adequate to express the sadness we feel about this loss. Condolences for his family and friends. We will love you forever.— Buckaroo (@badwolfbitxh) July 7, 2019
Rest In Peace Cameron Boyce [*] pic.twitter.com/UIXbUa6ZoL
Today is cancelled. Cameron Boyce meant the world to me and many other people. My mind cannot process this. A true tragedy. pic.twitter.com/oADHn9UNJS— Keirs (@keirs_) July 7, 2019
Sad day. RIP Cameron Boyce. pic.twitter.com/6Y5IyTCLAy— Talha Hashmi (@THHehehe) July 7, 2019
Luke Ross in Jessie, Keith Feder in Grown Ups, Carlos in Descendants, but most importantly, Cameron Boyce to all of us. RIP to my favorite childhood actor ever. You will be missed by us all. ❤️🙏#RIPCameronBoyce #RIPLuke pic.twitter.com/AmiQSNAJv0— ZalfieForever[PB] (@ZalfieForever21) July 7, 2019
My childhood was awesome because of you... 😭💔😭— H 🌸 P E (@TovhowaniRamab1) July 7, 2019
Rest easy Cameron Boyce 💔 pic.twitter.com/3Y20s0f7mA
Cameron boyce was my first celebrity crush his carisma his smile his joke everything about him made me blush when i was 10— Chikennugget (@Chikenn81942518) July 7, 2019
Rip legend we now have another angel in heaven ❤️ #CameronBoyceRIP pic.twitter.com/z57iRVZCNC
my dude.. Grew up with you...adored you in every show and movie you were on. Watching descendants 3 is gonna be a tough one now that you’re gone.— RIPCameronBoyce (@RlPCameronBoyce) July 7, 2019
You are the heart and sole in Disney
We won’t forget you You’re finally at peace sleep well my dude rip Cameron Boyce pic.twitter.com/3WM3POFICu
Growing up with you while watching you shine in my favorite childhood shows was definitely a blast! Never have I ever thought that it will come to an end this quickly 😭. Rest in peace, Luke/Keith/Conor/KidFury/Carlos/Cameron Boyce. #RIPCameronBoyce pic.twitter.com/u9q2t38HaA— Danahsaur; Zidi x Akina | ninang in 2 months (@_trashurarellaa) July 7, 2019
😭😭R.I.P - Cameron Boyce😭😭 pic.twitter.com/goYWM3dVjK— carioca falsificado (@pedrxmachado) July 7, 2019
dear cameron boyce, thank you for always putting a smile on so many peoples faces, i envy those who actually got to meet you. to my disney crush, luke ross, carlos, who i watched grow up, a ray of sunshine, rest in peace we love you cameron micah boyce pic.twitter.com/s1eH4bA7op— 𝖈𝖎𝖓𝖉𝖞 🦋 (@cindymariezhang) July 7, 2019
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