DISNEY star Cameron Boyce has died aged 20.
The actor, who rose to fame in the kids comedy series Jessie and later the Descendants, died in his sleep last night.
A family spokesman said: “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 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 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.
Boyce family spokesman
“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 shot to fame in the Disney Channel kids TV show Jessie before starring in the Descendants movie franchise, again for Disney.
However, arguably one of his most known roles was in the comedy film Grown Ups where he played Keithie Feder, son of Adam Sandler’s character Leonard Feder.
He also starred in the sequel, Grown Ups 2.
A Disney Channel spokesman described Boyce as an “incredibly talented performer”.
They said: “From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world.
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“As a young man, he was fuelled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives through his humanitarian work.
“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.”
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