Celebrities Outpour Support for Cameron Boyce

Celebrities Outpour Support for Cameron Boyce

Celebs flood social media after beloved Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce passed away at the age of 20 on Saturday.

Celebs flood social media after beloved Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce passed away at the age of 20 on Saturday.

Text: Lily Blazevic

In the blink of an eye, Disney's world became a little less bright. Cameron Boyce, a Disney Channel icon and beloved actor, has passed away at the age of 20. After suffering from an ongoing medical condition, Cameron died in his sleep due to a seizure on Saturday, July 6th. Cameron is most famous for his leading role in the show Jessie, starring Debby Ryan, who played the nanny that cared for Cameron’s character as a child. He additionally starred in Eagle Eye alongside Shia LaBeouf, Grown Ups with Adam Sandler, Mirrors, and Descendants.

News of Cameron’s death sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood. Adam Sandler expressed a touching tribute on twitter, writing “Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken.” Actor Mason Cook tweeted that the news was “hard to digest,” and that the young boy was “Genuinely nice and definitely gone too soon.” Director of the film Descendants, Kenny Ortega, wrote a heartfelt eulogy on Instagram, writing that “His talent, immeasurable. His kindness and generosity, overflowing… I will see you again in all things loving and beautiful my friend.”

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Moreover, Cameron’s costars in Jessie cohesively spoke to their love for the young actor. Debby Ryan posted a video of Cameron’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Thirst Gala to her Instagram story Sunday night. The video highlights how Cameron urged fans to use social media to “make the world a better place.” Peyton List, who played Cameron's sister on Jessie, also mourned his death over an Instagram post, writing “Cameron I love you with every ounce of me, and I thank you for the time I had with you, being in my life, and being my brother forever and always.” Charles Esten, who played Cameron’s dad, took to twitter for a heartbroken tribute. He touched on how Cameron radiated breathtaking, natural talent as well as a uniquely down to earth character, writing “Cameron never carried himself with anything but kindness, humility, effortless grace, and great humor.” Another Jessie costar, Skai Jackson, expressed her heartache with a handful of pictures from the set of the Disney Show on Instagram. Robert Iger, the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, spoke for all of us who watched Disney Channel growing up, mourning a “friend to so many of us” who was “filled with so much talent, heart and life, and far too young to die.”

Furthermore, Cameron’s impact was felt beyond his Disney Channel presence. Salma Hayek, who played Cameron’s mother in Grown Ups, did a throwback post on Instagram with a caption noting, “His joy will live in our hearts forever as he goes on dancing and shining elsewhere.” Another Grown Ups costar, David Spade, posted an Instagram story that wrote “Sweetest Kid. So polite and full of talent and energy.” Beyond just his costars, a handful of celebrities have expressed their heartache. Zendaya shared an Instagram story that wrote “Absolutely heartbreaking, My heart goes out to his friends and family.” Jhene Aiko tweeted  “Me and my daughter are big fans of 'jessie' and 'descendants' rest peacefully Cameron.” The Dancing with the Stars alum Jordan Fischer tweeted photos of himself with Cameron; the beauty vlogger James Charles wrote that Cameron was one of the kindest people he’d ever met, and “so young, so talented.”

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