20-year-old actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in Disney Channel’s “Descendants” telemovies and the TV series “Jessie,” has died.
In a statement to ABC News, Boyce’s death was said to be due to an ongoing medical condition. A spokesperson said on behalf of the Boyce family says:
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron. 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 played Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil, in the “Descendants” franchise and has already wrapped production on “Descendants 3” to premiere in August. He is set to appear as a series regular opposite Kathryn Hahn in HBO’s “Mrs. Fletcher” which has wrapped production on its first season. He is also due to appear in “Paradise City” and the indie film “Runt,” both of which have been shot.
Boyce made his debut in the Kiefer Sutherland-led horror film “Mirrors,” and played one of Adam Sandler’s kids in “Grown Ups”. Both Sandler and Disney chief Bob Iger have also released statements:
Sandler: “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.”
Iger: “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.”