CAMERON BOYCE, who rose to fame in Disney Channel show Jessie and Descendants, has died at the age of 20.
Cameron Boyce’s family confirmed the news last night and said he died in his sleep.
A family spokesperson told ABC News: “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.
“We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”
Cameron rose to fame at the age of nine and went on to appear in horror film Mirrors as well as mystery-thriller film Eagle Eye.
In 2010, Cameron played the son of Adam Sandler’s character in the comedy film Grown Ups.
The actor, who lived in Los Angeles, went on to be cast in a co-starring role on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie in the role of Luke Ross.
After that, Cameron played Carlos in Disney film Descendants and reprised the character for the animated shorts Descendants: Wicked World and in the 2017 sequel Descendants 2.
The third instalment, Descendants 3, is set to premiere on Disney Channel in August this year.
“From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world. As a young man, he was fueled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives through his humanitarian work,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said.
“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 last posted on Instagram yesterday, and had a huge following of 8.2 million followers.
He shared a side profile shot of him, sporting a white headband, in a black-and-white photo.
Fans have flooded Twitter with tributes to the Disney star, with one person writing: “He really grew up with us on tv, becoming our tv best friend, we will always miss Cameron Boyce.”
Another said: “I’m just completely shocked. We watched Cameron Boyce grow up on Jessie, and kids today adore his character in the Descendants movies. But he also exuded this fun charismatic energy and was just so admirable. Truly heartbreaking to see someone so young go so soon. RIP.
A third commented: “Cameron Boyce was one of my favorite actors on disney. I can’t believe he passed away. he was so young… he made my childhood better. #RIPCameronBoyce.”
One person wrote: “This don’t even feel real at all. I just can’t believe he’s gone. Rest in peace Cameron Boyce. You will always be remembered as apart of my childhood. Fly high.”