The family of Cameron Boyce confirmed on Sunday morning that the actor has died at the age of 20. Boyce “passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated,” a statement read.
Cameron Boyce had appeared in various Disney Channel series from the age of 11 onward, including Shake it Up and Good Luck Charlie, before breaking out with the role of Luke Ross on four-season series Jessie. He also appeared throughout the Disney villain-centric Descendants franchise as Carlos De Vil, son of 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella. At the time of his death, Cameron also held a role in upcoming HBO series Mrs. Fletcher, featuring Kathryn Hahn.
On the film side, Boyce portrayed the son of Adam Sandler’s character in both Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. Sandler shared his grief with the news over Instagram, writing “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.”
Tributes from a number of Boyce’s Disney Channel co-stars also hit social media, along with messages from singer Hozier—in whose “Almost (Sweet Music)” video Boyce recently appeared—and Disney CEO Bob
Boyce’s family added of his passing, “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.”