Cameron Boyce, known for several roles on Disney Channel properties and in the Grown Upsmovie franchise, has died at the young age of 20.
Boyce’s death was confirmed in a statement from a family spokesperson on Sunday morning, with the cause of death being a seizure that was brought on by “an ongoing medical condition.”
Almost one month after the shocking and sudden passing of 20-year-old Disney star Cameron Boyce on July 6, 2019, his official cause of death has been revealed.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed on Tuesday, July 30, that Boyce passed away due to epilepsy.
“The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined the cause of death for actor Cameron Boyce was sudden unexpected death in epilepsy,” the coroner said in a statement.
“On July 8, an autopsy was performed, and the cause and manner of death were deferred. After additional testing, the cause of death was determined to be sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.” The statement added that the actor’s “manner of death was certified as natural.”
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” the Boyce family rep told ABC News. “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.”
Adam Sandler has spoken out about fellow actor Cameron Boyce’s passing. The pair both appeared in the movies Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 together, with Sandler playing father Lenny Feder and Boyce playing his son, Keith Feder. As one would imagine, the comedy legend is torn up about the loss and highlighted just how special of a person Boyce was.
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) July 7, 2019
Disney Channel has also issued a statement on Boyce’s death. Boyce was one of the network’s premier faces, as he had starring roles in Jessie, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and the Disney XD program Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything. He was also one of the leads of the highly successful Descendants TV-movie franchise, which centers around the children of Disney villains. Boyce played Carlos, the son of 101 Dalmatians antagonist Cruella de Vil, and reprised the role in Descendants 3, which will premiere on Aug. 2.
“From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world. As a young man, he was fueled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives through his humanitarian work,” the Disney rep told the outlet. “He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, cast mates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.”