Cameron Boyce, Disney Channel star, dead at 20

WION Web Team Washington DC Jul 08, 2019, 06.48 AM(IST)

File image of Cameron Boyce Photograph:( AFP )

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Boyce was known for his starring role in the Disney series and movie 'Descendants'. 

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.


Other actors who also remembered the slain actor include Jordan Fisher, James Charles, Mace Coronel, Gregg Sulkin, Kenny Ortega, Skai Jackson.

(With inputs from AFP)