WION Web Team Washington DC, USA
Jul 07, 2019, 03.33 PM
Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in Disney's 'Descendants' and the hit channel show 'Jessie', passed away on Saturday.
It was reported by ABC News that the 20-year-old actor died in his sleep "due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition".
"It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron," a Boyce family spokesperson said.
'Descendants' director Kenny Ortega confirmed the news in a touching post on Instagram.
"My Love, Light and Prayers go out to Cameron and his Family. Cameron brought Love, Laughter and Compassion with him everyday I was in his presence. His talent, immeasurable. His kindness and generosity, overflowing. It has been an indescribable honor and pleasure to know and work with him. I will see you again in all things loving and beautiful my friend. I will search the stars for your light. Rest In Peace Cam. You will always be My Forever Boy! 💔" he wrote.
"Cameron, You left a big piece of your heart for those of us who knew and loved you in this life and you left with a big piece of our hearts today. We will continue to carry your loving spirit forward", he added in the comments.
Boyce had been acting for the past 11 years and involved himself in charity work. In 2017, he helped raise over $27,000 for the Thirst Project, which helps bring clean water to underdeveloped countries.
The 20-year-old died in sleep "due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition".