WION Web Team Washington DC
Jul 08, 2019, 06.48 AM
Cameron Boyce, a young Disney Channel star, has died at age 20 in Los Angeles, Disney CEO Robert Iger confirmed Sunday. Boyce died in his sleep Saturday from an ongoing medical condition, his family told celebrity news outlet TMZ.
Boyce was known for his starring role in the Disney series and movie 'Descendants,' the comedy series 'Jessie,' and Disney XD series 'Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.'
He also had parts in the feature films 'Mirrors,' 'Eagle Eye,' 'Grown Ups' and 'Grown Ups 2.' "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 tweeted.
"Our prayers go out to his family and his friends," he said.
Adam Sandler and Charles Esten among other celebrities mourned the actor's death and paid rich tributes on social media.
Boyce essayed the role of Sandler`s onscreen son in the 2010 comedy film `Grown Ups`. The latter remembered him in an Instagram post where he said that he `loved that kid`."Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid. Cared so much about is family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us."Sandler added that there was more on the way and continued writing, "So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences.
Meanwhile, Eston who shared the screen space with Boyce on the comedy series `Jessie` as the latter`s onscreen father, also mourned his demise.In a series of tweets, he penned his emotions."My family and I are devastated today, by the loss of our young and amazing friend, Cameron Boyce. Years before I was blessed to play his father on JESSIE, we were blessed to know him and his wonderful family at the elementary school our kids all attended together," he wrote in the first tweet.
My family and I are devastated today, by the loss of our young and amazing friend, Cameron Boyce. Years before I was blessed to play his father on JESSIE, we were blessed to know him and his wonderful family at the elementary school our kids all attended together./1
It was there we were introduced to his endless talent, kindness, and joy for living. At his very 1st talent show, little Cameron’s dancing lit up the stage, and left everyone on their feet, cheering . It was clear to all that he was destined to be the star he would soon become./2
And yet, Cameron never carried himself with anything but kindness, humility, effortless grace, and great humor. Even as his star ascended with JESSIE, and he began to receive the type of fame that can change people, I never saw that change. Not even a little. /3
It was a joy to work with him on JESSIE, as it was with all the wonderful young stars of that beloved show. They were as close as actual brothers and sisters to one another, and still are, and my heart breaks for them today. /4
Our love and heartfelt prayers go out to them, and most especially, to the Boyce family. Your Cameron was a blessing to us, as he was to so many others in this world. May you feel the breadth of love being poured out for him today, and may God comfort you as you mourn./5