Cameron Boyce, star of the Disney series “Jessie,” has tragically passed away at the tender age of 20. Robert Iger, the head of the Walt Disney company, confirmed this news on Saturday, with his prayers and condolences going out to Boyce’s family, who addressed the untimely death in a social media statement.
In it, they explained that the actor passed away in his sleep from a seizure that occurred due to a long standing medical condition. In the statement, his family said that Boyce’s “kind and compassionate” spirit would live on in the hearts of those who loved him.
The nature of his condition has not yet been released, and there are speculations as to whether the vagueness regarding the statement has to do with solely privacy, or if there are other influences at play.
Celebrities like Adam Sandler, Skye Jackson, Zendaya and Debby Ryan took to social media to share their personal experiences and tributes to the young actor with condolences for his family.
Boyce is known for his philanthropic efforts, winning the 2018 Thirst Gala’s Pioneering Spirit Award for raising a significant amount on behalf of the nonprofit the Thirst project, which aims to provide clean drinking water all over the world.
He was raised in Los Angeles and many considered him an old soul. Boyce started his career in a dance studio before launching into the world of commercials, television, and film, which he was a veteran to by the age of 19.
His final Instagram post was a somber and pensive profile portrait of the actor shot by ID magazine – the time of the image seems almost eerie in the context we perceive it in now. Cameron, we hope you’re at peace somewhere and that your spirit of generosity lives on in all of your fans who will bring immortality to your legacy.