Cameron Boyce, who was perhaps most famous for the role of Luke Ross in Jessie, the Disney Channel comedy series starring Debby Ryan, has died at the young age of 20.
While reports about his death remain vague, it has been confirmed that the young actor has suffered a seizure in his sleep.
The seizure was caused by a long-term medical condition, for which he was already receiving treatment. Boyce was young but had already managed to capture the hearts of many audience members.
He was speculated to be one of the upcoming major stars of the entertainment world, and many have expressed their sadness over his untimely death for this reason alone.
Supporters of Boyce’s have stepped forward to express how fond they were of his acting, and how talented he was.
The actor’s skills have received lots of praise during recent times, and it looks like many have now started to go back to his work and reviewing it in even more detail.
Whether he is going to receive even more attention now after his death is not clear, but it does seem like things are moving in that direction, judging by the discussions observers have seen online so far.
The Descendants star’s official Instagram page has received a lot of attention from his fans, colleagues, with many coming forward to pay their tributes and express their condolences.
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Last night I had the unbelievable honor of introducing Vice President @joebiden at the #BidenCourageAwards here in NYC. In 2014, VP Biden and President @barackobama launched their non-profit program @itsonus. An organization committed to combating campus sexual violence by empowering students to (in Joe’s words) “holler!!” and intervene when witnessing sexual harassment/assault/abuse. He told anyone who’d listen that “we have to change the culture.” Met some real life super heroes last night, including @respected_mind and @vladcarrasco (both of whom will hold public office one day… I’m sure of it.) who both refused to be bystanders. Beyond proud to be a part of last nights event. Uncle Joe rules.
His representatives have been quiet about his passing, which is understandable in a situation like this.
However, his family did put out the following statement: “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.”
It continued with: “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,” the statement continued. “We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”
One of his fans wrote: “I have watched him since Jessie D1, D2 and now I’m not going to see him in D3 it is going to be sad, but I know that now he’s watching us crying and I feel so bad for his family and friends, so my prayers go to all of his loved ones.”
His last Instagram update was on July 5.