Cameron Boyce, known for his role in the Disney Channel series Jessie and its franchise Descendants, has died at 20.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” a spokesperson said on behalf of the Boyce family in a statement given to ABC News. “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.”
“From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world,” said a Disney Channel spokesperson. “As a young man, he was fueled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives through his humanitarian work.”
“He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, cast mates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.”
Boyce will be in the third installment of Disney Channel’s Descendants slated to premiere on August 2nd.
He was also set to appear as a series regular in HBO’s new show, Mrs. Fletcher, starring Kathryn Hahn, and the TV spinoff of the film American Satan, Paradise City, about rock stars navigating the music industry.
Sending sincere love, prayers and positive energy to all of his loved ones. Rest in peace Cameron Boyce.