The seizure that preceded Cameron Boyce’s death stemmed from his epilepsy, the late actor’s family has confirmed.
Boyce died in his sleep on Saturday at the age of 20. His family previously suggested that he had a seizure related to an “ongoing medical condition,” but in a new statement obtained by People on Tuesday, representatives for the family clarified that Boyce’s “condition was epilepsy.”
“We are still trying to navigate our way through this extremely heart-wrenching time, and continue to ask for privacy so that the family and all who knew and loved him can grieve his loss and make arrangements for his funeral — which in and of itself, is agonizing,” their statement reads.
Boyce was found unresponsive in his North Hollywood home on Saturday, and responding authorities pronounced him dead at 2:35 p.m., the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner stated in a press release issued Monday. Officials performed an autopsy on Monday, but the actor’s cause of death has yet to be determined, pending the results of an investigation, according to the office.
Boyce was known for standout roles in multiple Disney Channel projects, including the sitcom “Jessie” and the popular “Descendants” films, where Boyce portrayed the son of Disney villain Cruella De Vil. He acted in his first feature film at the age of 9 in the Kiefer Sutherland-led "Mirrors," and later starred alongside Adam Sandler in “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2,” portraying one of Sandler’s children in the films.
Sandler and others in the entertainment industry who worked with Boyce have taken to social media in recent days to share tributes to the late performer.
“Too Young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around,” Sandler wrote on Twitter. “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.”
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