LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Actor Cameron Boyce, best known for roles on the Disney Channel series Jessie and the film Grown Ups, has passed away at the age of 20.
Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, tweeted his condolences on behalf of the company on Sunday 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,” Iger posted. “Our prayers go out to his family and his friends.”
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 actor’s family released a statement to media outlets on Saturday, saying Boyce died 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,” the statement said. “But his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him.”
Boyce was born on May 28, 1999 in Los Angeles. He made his acting debut at age 9 in the horror movie Mirrors with Kiefer Sutherland.
After making his foray into television, Boyce was in a number of Disney Channel shows. He starred as Luke Ross alongside Debby Ryan in the show Jessie, which ran on the network for four seasons. He also appeared in Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up and Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything. He later played Carlos De Vil, the son of Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians, in the Descendants TV movie series.
In film, he portrayed the son of Adam Sandler’s character in both Grown Ups movies. His other big-screen credits include Eagle Eye, Game On and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.
Sandler Tweeted his condolences to Boyce’s family over the weekend saying: “Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around,” Sandler wrote on Twitter Sunday. “Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world.”
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) July 7, 2019