In the wake of Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce’s death at just 20 years old, his father, Victor Boyce, took to Twitter to thank fans for the outpour of support.
The cyclist called Cameron’s death a “nightmare,” though the support from the public has helped him cope.
“I’m overwhelmed with the love and support our family has received,” Victor wrote. “It really does help to ease the pain of this nightmare I can’t wake up from. I can’t thank you guys enough.”
On Saturday, July 6, the Boyce family confirmed that Cameron had passed away in his sleep.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” a spokesperson for the family told Us Weekly. “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.”
Fans were shocked to hear the horrid news as Cameron never disclosed any health issues to the public. “Even though I didn’t know you or never met you, I’ve watched every show/movie you were in growing up as a kid and I still did til this day and I still can’t get over the fact that you’re gone. Rest in peace Cameron Boyce,” one fan tweeted.
Cameron was best known for his work on Disney Channel’s hit show Jessie. He was also a critical character in the Descendants movie franchise. The young star had worked alongside Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2.
Several of Cameron’s costars shared moving tributes on social media. “Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented and most decent kid around. Love that kid,” Adam, 52, wrote.
Skai Jackson, Cameron’s costar on Jessie, took to Instagram, writing, “Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken. I am so happy that I got to spend almost every day with you on set, you gave the best hugs. I wish I would have hugged you tighter when I saw you a couple of months ago. Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had …”
Cameron is survived by his father, his mother, Libby Boyce, and sister Maya Boyce.
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