The entertainment world mourns as actor Cameron Boyce, who acted on roles for the Disney series Jessie and the film Grown Ups, has died at age 20.
Robert Iger, boss of the Walt Disney Company, confirmed the death in a statement on Twitter.
“The Walt Disney Company mourns the loss of #CameronBoyce, who was a friend to so many of us, and filled with so much talent, heart and life, and far too young to die,” Iger posted Sunday. “Our prayers go out to his family and his friends.”
Saturday night, Boyce’s family sent out a statement to media outlets saying the young actor died 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,” the statement said. “But his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him.”
Boyce starred in all four seasons of Disney Channel’s TV series Jessie as Luke Ross as well as the Descendants television films. Descendants 3 is set for release on the Disney Channel this year.