Report: Disney Star Cameron Boyce Suffered from Epilepsy Before Death

July 8, 2019 Updated: July 8, 2019

Sources said that Disney Star Cameron Boyce died in his sleep and suffered from epilepsy, reported TMZ.

Boyce, who appeared in “Grown Ups” and “Descendents,” suffered from a fatal seizure over the weekend, according to the report.

His roommate found him unresponsive. When paramedics arrived, they couldn’t revive him.

TMZ reported that he had been dealing with seizures triggered by epilepsy.

Meanwhile, sources in law enforcement told the website that he died a “natural death.”

His family issued a statement about Boyce’s death over the weekend, saying he died of a seizure.

“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,” Boyce’s family told news outlets. “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.”

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.”

Tributes

Adam Sandler, who appeared in “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2” with Boyce, issued a statement on Twitter.

“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.”

“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 after his death.

“I don’t even know where to start… I am at a loss for words,” Jackson wrote on Instagram.

She added: “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”

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