Grown Ups star dead at 20; Adam Sandler: “I loved that kid”


Grown Ups and Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce has died at the age of 20.

The actor is known for his roles on Disney Channel projects including Descendants and Jessie.

His family confirmed his passing to E! 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.”

News of his death sent shockwaves through Hollywood.

His famous peers and fans shared their condolences on his Instagram page, where he has more than 8 million followers.

The 20 year old made his feature film debut opposite Adam Sandler in 2008’s Grown Ups.

And he went on to star in Grown Ups 2, Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up and Ultimate Spider-Man.

Meanwhile Adam Sandler shared a online tribute to Cameron Boyce, who played his son in the 2010 comedy film Grown Ups.

“Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around,” Sandler tweeted on Sunday morning. “Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences.”

Disney Channel:

“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. 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.”