Last night, Disney Channel’s Descendants 3 debuted, and while fans were thrilled for this next installment, there was a note of sadness to the premiere. With the recent passing of actor Cameron Boyce (Carlos in the movie), Disney Channel decided to dedicate the film to his memory.
In addition to the dedication, Disney Channel also posted a sweet memoriam video highlighting some of Boyce’s best moments on and off set. Towards the very end of the video, a message appears saying:
“It’s never easy to lose a loved one, friend, hero. No one deals with loss, sorrow, grief the same way. It’s normal to feel confused, sorry, angry, sad, and it’s important to cry, talk, write all those feelings out. Reach out to a friend or family member. Share happy memories. Get enough rest, exercise, sleep. You’ll feel better with support, hugs, hope, and time.”
News of Boyce’s passing was announced on July 6. His death was confirmed as a “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” according to ABC News.
He was a humanitarian and worked with the Thirst Project to support their efforts to end the water crisis.