Disney channel star Cameron Boyce dies at 20

Sunday July 7, 2019

 

Actor Cameron Boyce, who starred in the Disney Channel's television shows and series, has died at age 20.

Boyce is best known for playing Luke Ross on the Disney Channel series, "Jessie," and also as the voice of Jake on the popular Disney Junior animated show, "Jake and the Neverland Pirates."

His death was confirmed on the evening of Saturday 6 July and linked to "an ongoing medical condition".

 “It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” a spokesperson on behalf of the Boyce family said in a statement to HollywoodLife.

“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.”

It's unclear what type of illness the star was battling, but his death has taken everyone by complete surprise.

Boyce posted a photo of himself just one day ago, and fans are now commenting on the post, praying and hoping that the announcement is not real.

Cameron was set to appear in the upcoming HBO series Mrs Fletcher and upcoming series Paradise City.