Disney Channel's Cameron Boyce, Star of Descendants and Jessie, Dead at 20

Cameron Boyce Dies

Disney Channel staple Cameron Boyce, whose credits included playing Cruella de Vil’s son in the Descendants movies, has died. He was 20.

Boyce also starred on Disney Channel’s Jessie from 2011 to 2015. He made appearances on a number of other Disney series, including Liv and MaddieBUNK’D and Austin & Ally.

“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” a spokesperson for the Boyce family told ABC News. “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.”

Disney Channel also released a statement early Sunday, saying, “From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world. 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, castmates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.”

Boyce was next set to appear in HBO’s upcoming Mrs. Fletcher, starring Kathryn Hahn.

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Sofia Carson (Evie):

Sarah Jeffery (Audrey):

Keegan Connor Tracy (Belle):

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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 own…it 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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Dylan Playfair (Gil):

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There’s one more star in heaven… it doesn’t make sense and words are hard to come by during times like these. A few small things I think the world should know. Cams inspiring energy and incredible talent allowed for him to accomplished more in his 20 years on Earth than many people do in a lifetime. A performer, mentor, philanthropist, friend, brother, son. This kid always had a smile on his face. One of the kindest humans I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and the privilege of working with. He approached life with humor, joy, passion and astonishing talent. He was a mentor, spending hours and hours working with goof balls like me to make sure I knew what I was doing filming the dance and sword fight numbers in D2 and D3, and a friend. He raised thousands for clean water non profits in Africa and always had time for fans. Cameron loved his family and spoke ill of no one. It’s tragic saying goodbye to a friend who had so much ahead of him… Rest easy brother. We love you and we miss you ❤️

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Cheyenne Jackson (Hades):

Kristin Chenoweth (Maleficent):

Brenna D’Amico (Jane):

Wendy Raquel Robinson (Cruella de Vil):

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My dearest Cameron…my 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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Jamal Sims (Dr. Facilier):

Dan Payne (Beast):

Dianne Doan (Lonnie):

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Jadah Marie (Celia):


Charles Esten (Morgan Ross):

Christina Moore (Christina Ross):

Karan Brar (Ravi Ross):

Skai Jackson (Zuri Ross):

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💔 I love you! #CameronBoyce

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Kevin Chamberlin (Bertram):


Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups:

Robert Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company:

Michelle Obama:

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