Adam Sandler Mourns Cameron Boyce After Death: ‘Loved That Kid’

July 7, 2019 Updated: July 7, 2019

Actor and comedian Adam Sandler paid tribute to fellow “Grown Ups” star Cameron Boyce after he died over the weekend at age 20.

“Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around,” Sandler tweeted on Sunday, July 7. “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.”

Boyce, who appeared in a number of Disney shows, died in his sleep, said his family in a statement.

The family said, “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,” TMZ reported.

A family spokesperson added in the statement: “We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”

Boyce and Sandler appeared in “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2,” where Boyce played Sandler’s son.

“The Walt Disney Company mourns the loss of #CameronBoyce, who was a friend to so many of us, and filled with so much talent, heart and life, and far too young to die,” tweeted Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger. “Our prayers go out to his family and his friends.”

Boyce’s “Jessie” co-stars, Skai Jackson and Charles Esten, also issued statements following his death.

“I don’t even know where to start… I am at a loss for words,” Jackson wrote on Instagram. “I never thought in a million years I would be writing this. Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken. I am so happy that I got to spend almost everyday with you on set, you gave the best hugs. I wish I would have hugged you tighter when I saw you a couple of months ago. Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had… I am so distraught and I cannot stop crying! I love you so much… fly high … Gods best Angel. #CameronBoyce”

“My family and I are devastated today, by the loss of our young and amazing friend, Cameron Boyce,” Esten also wrote on Twitter. “Years before I was blessed to play his father on JESSIE, we were blessed to know him and his wonderful family at the elementary school our kids all attended together.”

“I just learned of Cameron Boyce’s passing and I am completely, utterly devastated,” wrote Disney Channel star Joshua Rush. “Cameron has a sweet soul, always was learning, and always tried to pass that knowledge along to others. When I joined the Disney Channel, he became someone I looked up to. Every time I’d see him, hearing something new about the channel, what it meant to be a part of it, and how to navigate the weird world of the job we shared, Cameron always had love to share, but also understanding.”

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