Cameron Boyce was only 20 years old, but he had already filled up his IMDB page with credits, and had been a regular on the Disney Channel for almost ten years. But in tragic news that is wrapped with an extra thick layer of sadness, Cameron’s life and career got cut short way, way too soon. Cameron died yesterday in his sleep. He was only 20.
Cameron’s family said in a statement to ABC News that he suffered from a medical condition he was being treated for, and died in his sleep from a seizure. Paramedics were called to his home, but weren’t able to save him.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron. 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.”
Cameron was a child actor who made his acting debut in the movie Mirrors with Kiefer Sutherland and Paula Patton. That same year he made his TV acting debut in General Hospital: Night Shift, where he played Jagger Cates’ son alongside soap opera royalty like Kimberly McCullough (aka Robin Scorpio).
Cameron played one of Adam Sandler’s kids in both Grown Ups movies. And in 2011, he began his quick journey into making it into the favorites section on Mickey Mouse’s phone contact list by guest starring on the Disney Channel shows Good Luck Charlie and Shake It Up, which led to him playing Luke Ross on Jessie for all 4 seasons of the show. But us growns who don’t watch Disney shows but have a frostbitten heart that connects with Disney villains might know Cameron as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos in the Descendants, the Descendants 2, and the Descendants 3, which airs on the Disney Channel next month. And it looks like he was making moves into more adult roles, because he was cast in HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher starring Kathryn Hahn, as well as Paradise City, a spin-off of American Satan, and the indie Runt.
Besides acting, Cameron was also active with the Thirst Project, which sounds like a charitable organization to help us desperate, hard-up hos quench our thirst for hot man pieces. But it’s a non-profit that works to bring safe drinking water to places where safe drinking water is not easily available. Cameron raised $30,000 to build drinking wells in Swaziland.
Rest in peace, Cameron.