Disney Star Cameron Boyce Dead At 20 — Here's What We Know

Rest in peace, Cameron.

How Did Cameron Boyce Die? New Details On The Tragic Death Of The Disney Star At Age 20 Instagram

His tragic death at the age of 20 shook the Disney fandom to the core. It sent shock waves through social media, and now, fans say they won't be able to watch The Descendants without thinking of him fondly. How did Cameron Boyce die?

Here's what we know about Cameron Boyce's unfortunate death. 

1. He was only 20 years old. 

According to TMZ, one of the biggest tragedies surrounding Cameron Boyce's death is that he was so young. Not only was he only 20 years old, he'd celebrated his birthday in May of this year, and fans were looking forward to seeing him as a "grown-up" star. 


"The 20-year-old actor, who starred in several Disney shows including "Descendants," could not be revived after paramedics rushed to his home ... this according to law enforcement sources. Cameron starred in both the 'Descendants' TV series and movies. He was filming a new HBO show, "Mrs. Fletcher," reported the outlet, who added that the HBO show was set to be his first "adult" role. 

Cameron Boyce was only 20 years old when he passed away.


2. Cameron Boyce died of a seizure. 

According to the BBC, Cameron Boyce had a seizure disorder throughout his life. He'd been receiving medical treatments for the disorder, but unfortunately, this last seizure was one that he'd had in his sleep and as an end result, his family couldn't reach him in time to give him life-saving treatment. 

"It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron," a spokesperson said on behalf of his family. "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 Boyce had a seizure disorder that claimed his life. 


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3. The cast of The Descendants was in complete shock about the news. 

According to People, Cameron Boyce's castmates on The Descendants were in utter disbelief about the news of his death. 

"Everyone is in a state of complete shock. The cast had a strong bond and this is unimaginable.” Boyce, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart all reprised their roles for the upcoming third installment in the music-driven story about famous Disney villains’ children wrestling with whether or not they have inherited the evilness of their parents. Descendants 3 is set to premiere Aug. 2 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW," reports the outlet.

Cameron Boyce's co-stars couldn't believe the news. 


4. In his last interview, Cameron Boyce said that he wanted to "make a difference" in the world. 

According to E!, Cameron Boyce said that he wanted to be known as someone who made a positive difference in the world in his last interview. 

"I'm following in the footsteps of some really strong men and women who have showed me what it means to give back. It's the greatest way to fulfill yourself. Every time I talk to someone who shares that similar passion, we talk about how there aren't many feelings more euphoric. Changing someone else's life positively changes yours for the better as well," he said, according to the outlet, who also shared that his grandmother was one of the Clinton 12, a group of African-American students who worked to desegregate southern schools.

Our thoughts are with Cameron Boyce's family during this difficult time. 

Rest in peace, Cameron Boyce.


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