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Disney Actor Cameron Boyce Has Passed Away Aged 20

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Disney Actor Cameron Boyce Has Passed Away Aged 20

Disney star Cameron Boyce has passed away aged 20 after suffering a seizure in his sleep, according to his family.

The actor, who starred in Grown Ups alongside Adam Sandler, passed away after 'an ongoing medical condition'.

Cameron played Carlos in the Descendants. Credit: PA
Cameron played Carlos in the Descendants. Credit: PA

A family spokesperson told ABC : "It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron.

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"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."

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Cameron shot to fame when he appeared in the Disney Channel TV show Jessie before going on to star in the Descendants movie franchise.

He then played Keithie Feder, the son of Adam Sandler's character Leonard Feder in Grown Ups and the sequel to the film.

Adam Sandler appeared in an episode of Jessie alongside Boyce. Credit: Disney
Adam Sandler appeared in an episode of Jessie alongside Boyce. Credit: Disney

In a statement, a Disney Channel spokesperson 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."

Cameron posted on Instagram a day ago. Credit: Instagram/@thecameronboyce
Cameron posted on Instagram a day ago. Credit: Instagram/@thecameronboyce
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Cameron had dedicated himself to charity work and had raised thousands of pounds to build wells for clean drinking water in Swaziland, Africa.

He also introduced Vice President Joe Biden at the Biden Courage Awards which is an organisation committed to combating campus sexual violence by changing the attitudes and culture that allow sexual assault to happen.

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