Cameron Boyce’s closest friends are speaking out about his sudden death several days after he passed away at age 20. The beloved Disney Channel star — who died in his sleep from a seizure he suffered due to an ongoing medical condition he was being treated for — had recently moved in with best friends Karan Brar and Sophie Reynolds. Now, Boyce’s mourning roommates are paying tribute to him in a series of heartbreaking Instagram posts.
Brar posted a photo of Boyce laying on the beach with a hat covering half of his face. In the caption, Brar, who has been friends with Boyce ever since the two played brothers on the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie in 2011, wrote that his TV brother and real-life best friend was “the greatest thing” to ever happen to him. Brar also revealed that he can’t put his heartbreak into words at this time, and he thanked fans for their support.
Reynolds, who co-starred with Boyce in The Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, posted a photo of herself sitting with him on rocks by the water. In her caption, Reynolds described Boyce as “my family, my person, my heart.” Like Brar, Reynolds also revealed that she was having trouble putting her feelings into words at this time, explaining that it just “hurts a little too much. ”
Many famous fans and friends, including Olivia Holt, Calum Worthy, Maddie Ziegler, Sarah Jeffery, Jenna Ortega, Joey Bragg, Laura Marano, and Gabrielle Union posted sympathetic responses to Karan and Sophie’s touching posts about their best friend Cameron Boyce, which you can see below.
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you were the greatest thing to have ever happened to me. i love you so much cam. wish i had more to say right now but i don’t think words will come for a while. thank you to everyone who sent such kind words my way. know i haven’t been responding but it truly means a lot.
In mid-May, Boyce revealed that he had moved into a new apartment together with Brar and Reynolds. In an Instagram post about his new living situation, Boyce joked that he was now Schmidt, Max Greenfield’s character from the sitcom New Girl.
Later in May, Brar described his new roommate as “the greatest brother” he could have ever asked for. The caption was written under a photo of Boyce holding up a plate of pancakes with a birthday candle in them, presumably taken in the trio’s new apartment. Reynolds later apologized for the pancakes in her own birthday message to Boyce.
Cameron Boyce and Karan Brar co-starred in all four seasons of Jessie, which aired on Disney Channel from 2011 to 2015. Boyce and Sophie Reynolds played friends in two seasons of the Disney XD comedy Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything.