Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce has passed away at the age of 20, ABC News reports. According to reports, he had a seizure in his sleep related to an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. Boyce is best known to Disney fans as Carlos in the Descendants franchise (including Descendants 3 which will be released on August 2), Luke Ross in Jessie and the voice of Jake in seasons 2 and 3 of Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
- A spokesperson for the family of Cameron Boyce confirmed to ABC News that the actor suffered from epilepsy and that the medical condition is what caused his death.
- "Cameron's tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy."
Among the many expressing condolences are Descendants director Kenny Ortega:
the director of descendants, kenny ortega, has confirmed the passing of cameron boyce pic.twitter.com/t8dkAYBB4p
— aims robin warrior (@robinshawkins) July 7, 2019
Additinally, Disney CEO Bob Iger remembered the young actor in a tweet this morning:
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
The Disney Channel’s official Twitter shared this montage:
Rest in peace dear friend, you’ll be in our hearts forever 💔 pic.twitter.com/T924ONXj2y
— Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) July 7, 2019
Outside of the world of Disney, Adam Sandler, who Boyce starred with in Grown-Ups, said this about the actor:
We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.