Cameron Boyce’s family revealed the circumstances of his death in a statement released by a spokesperson on Sunday.
According to TMZ, Disney star Cameron Boyce, who died in his sleep Saturday, suffered from epilepsy. Cameron had been dealing with seizures triggered by his epilepsy. Law enforcement sources says they have characterized it as a “natural death.”
Boyce had key roles in the Descendants and Grown Ups film franchises, died over the weekend, with the family making the news public on Saturday night. In their statement, it is revealed that the 20-year-old actor died of “an ongoing medical condition” that caused a seizure in his sleep. They note that the condition was being treated prior to his passing.
No exact name for the ailment was provided in the statement, and Boyce never disclosed the condition publicly prior to his death.
“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 statement continued: “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.”
Boyce was best known for his work in the Adam Sandler-led Grown Ups films and his numerous appearances in Disney properties. He had starring roles on Jessie and Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, in addition to his role as Carlos, the son of 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil, in the Descendants franchise. Boyce’s last onscreen role will be in Descendants 3, which will premiere Aug. 2 on the Disney Channel.