Cameron Boyce Dead At 20: Heartbroken ‘Jessie,’ ‘Descendants’ Co-Stars React To Sudden Death Of Disney Star

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Cameron Boyce, the beloved 20-year-old Disney Channel star, has died. Boyce, who starred in four seasons of the sitcom Jessie as well as all three of the Descendants movies, passed away in his sleep following a seizure that resulted from an “ongoing medical condition,” as previously shared by The Inquisitr.

A Disney Channel rep told ABC News that Boyce dreamed of sharing his “extraordinary artistic talents with the world” from a young age and that he was dedicated to making a difference in the world through his humanitarian work. The network offered condolences to all of Cameron’s family, friends, castmates, and fans.

After the death of Cameron Boyce was announced, Charles Esten, who played his character Luke Ross’s dad on the series, paid tribute to him on Twitter. Esten wrote that his family is devastated about Cameron Boyce’s sudden death and revealed that even before he played his father on the Disney Channel hit he knew Cameron and his family from the elementary school his kids attended. In the posts, which you can see below, Esten also noted that Cameron Boyce never changed at all even as he rose to fame as a teen star on Jessie.

You can see Charles Esten’s heartbreaking posts about his beloved TV son Cameron Boyce below.

Peyton List, who played Boyce’s character’s sister, Emma Ross, on Jessie, posted a poignant tribute to her TV brother on Instagram. List wrote that Cameron will be her brother “forever.”

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In addition, Skai Jackson, who played Boyce’s character’s other sister, Zuri, on Jessie, also posted a lengthy tribute to Cameron Boyce on her own Instagram page in which she recalled spending every day with him on the set of the Disney Channel series. In a heartbreaking reveal, Jackson added that she wishes she had hugged Cameron tighter the last time she saw him a few months ago.

In addition to Charles Esten’s and Skai Jackson’s tribute, Descendants director Kenny Ortega paid tribute to Cameron Boyce on Instagram.

“Cameron, You left a big piece of your heart for those of us who knew and loved you in this life and you left with a big piece of our hearts today,” Kenny Ortega wrote on Instagram with a photo from the set of the hit movie series. “We will continue to carry your loving spirit forward. You are our forever boy.”

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Wendy Raquel Robinson, who plays Cruella De Vil in Descendants, also paid tribute to her Disney Channel son. Robinson wrote that she will forever cherish the time she spent with Cameron.

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My dearest forever Carlos❤️I’m at a total loss of words, my heart is aching, praying for your precious family, I love you Victor! You came into my life for: A Reason: To shine light and laughter in dark and hidden spaces-Thank you Cameron! A Season: we had so much fun creating magic on the set and at @amazinggraceconservatory A Lifetime...precious memories that I will cherish forever! Iconic characters tethered together forever! Wow, everyday is a present, a gift from God! Today I Celebrate your life, legacy and love you brought to the world Cameron! I will never forget your infectious smile and how you made me feel, I’m so thankful our lives intersected! You are #Amazing❤️❤️????????❤️ #RestWellMySon

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Dan Payne, who plays Queen Belle’s husband, King Beast, in Descendants 3, posted a poignant tribute to his late-co-star just one month before their final film together will be released on Disney Channel. Payne described Boyce as a “magnetic superstar” and expressed gratitude for being able to work with him.

Many other fans and stars remembered Cameron Boyce after his death, including Adam Sandler, who played his father in the film GrownUps. It is clear the young actor’s death will leave a huge hole in Hollywood. You can see some of the reaction from Cameron’s devastated friends and co-stars below.

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Darling, sweet Cameron. I find this news unfathomable, that a brilliant light such as yours could be gone. I think immediately of your beautiful smile, your infectious energy and your absolutely boundless talent. You, the baby of the crew, so young they were forever pumpkining you out for ‘fake Carlos’. To have watched you spin your way through these years with kindness and humility and just begin to come into your is cruel and ugly to see that taken away. I send an ocean of love to your family with whom you were so close and who must be drowning in heartache. As a mother I simply cannot comprehend. It is small comfort that at least you shone more brightly in your few years than most do in a lifetime. Dance through the stars, keep shining. I just still cannot believe. ????

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Cameron Boyce recently completed production on the long-awaited Disney Channel movie Descendants 3, which also stars Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, and BooBoo Stewart. Boyce was also set to appear in the HBO series Mrs. Fletcher and the upcoming series Paradise City.

The third Descendants film starring Cameron Boyce will be released August 2 on Disney Channel.