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    Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise "Descendants" and the TV show "Jessie," has died. He was just 20 years old.

    Boyce's death was confirmed to ABC News by his family Saturday night.

    The cause of death was announced as due to "an ongoing medical condition."

    "It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron," a spokesperson said on behalf of the Boyce family. "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."

    The young actor had dedicated himself to charity work in recent years, introducing former Vice President Joe Biden at his Biden Courage Awards in March, and he was honored with the Pioneering Spirit Award at last year's Thirst Gala, sponsored by the Thirst Project, a nonprofit for which Boyce raised $30,000 to build wells for clean drinking water in Swaziland.

    Boyce, who was from Los Angeles, made his acting debut in the horror film "Mirrors" at just 9 years old. Two years later, he appeared in the blockbuster Adam Sandler flick, "Grown Ups," as one of Sandler's children.

    He first achieved stardom as one of the leads in the Disney channel show, "Jessie." He starred as Luke Ross alongside the eponymous Jessie Prescott, played by Debby Ryan. "Jessie" ran for four seasons and 98 episodes.

    Boyce's role in the "Descendants" films, which led cable TV film ratings in 2015 and 2017, catapulted him to even greater heights.

    "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," said a Disney Channel spokesperson. "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."

    Boyce, who had 8.1 million followers on Instagram, had just posted a head shot of himself on Friday.

    He was also set to appear as a series regular in HBO's new show, "Mrs. Fletcher," starring Kathryn Hahn, and the TV spinoff of the film "American Satan," called "Paradise City," about rock stars navigating the music industry.

    Walt Disney Co. is the parent company of ABC News.
    https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment...ry?id=64174031

    Ok now this one shocked me. I mean he was only a year older than me and I used to love him on "Jessie" when I was younger. RIP.
    Last edited by JeremySpears; Sun July 7th, 2019, 15:09.
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    My God!!!
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    • #3
      RIP so sad

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      • #4
        Genuinely shocked. I suffer from uncontrolled epilepsy and dying in my sleep is one of my biggest fears. He's so young as well. Awful. RIP!
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        • #5
          This is so bloody sad
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          • #6
            Originally posted by BehindBreakaway View Post
            Genuinely shocked. I suffer from uncontrolled epilepsy and dying in my sleep is one of my biggest fears. He's so young as well. Awful. RIP!
            sending a massive cyber hug
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              Originally posted by Loveguru View Post
              sending a massive cyber hug
              Thank you x
              Love you like a love song!

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              • #8
                20 is much, much, much too young! May he rest in peace. I can only imagine how much his family must be hurting right now.
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                • #9
                  This was him a few hours before his death. I really wonder what was the cause medically.

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                    Epilepsy.
                    May he RIP.
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                      • #12
                        I didn't know him that well but this has got me for some reason. 20 is way too young and so tragic. Also very true to home. I hope he's remembered and I also hope this maybe increases the publics knowledge about epilepsy!
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