It always feels tragic when someone in the public eye passes away. But things feel even more heartbreaking when the person in question is so young - it seems like such a waste of positive potential. Such was the way that news of the passing of Cameron Boyce has hit the internet.
The star of several Disney Channel productions, alongside films like Mirrors, Eagle Eye, and the Grown Ups franchise, Boyce was also a passionate philanthropist and activist. He passed in the night on July 6th of a seizure. Everyone who knew him spoke highly of the young man - and several famous faces have shared some deeply moving tributes.
Cameron Boyce was born on May 28th of 1999.In spite of his incredibly young age, he'd already made a big impact in the acting world. He began working when he was super young and thus had a really impressive portfolio.
His range of credits is surprisingly long.Many will primarily recognize him from the Disney Channel movie franchise, Descendants, in which he starred as the son of Cruella De Ville.
He'd been acting since he was just eight.
via: Getty ImagesBoyce's first role was actually in a Panic! At the Disco music video in 2008 ("That Green Gentleman," if you want to look it up).
He also had credits in some successful movies.
via: Getty ImagesBoyce starred in horror movie, Mirrors, and mystery-thriller, Eagle Eye. He was also a Disney Channel favorite, with roles in Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up, and Jessie.
But there's probably one role that Boyce is best known for.In 2010, Boyce made his first appearance in the Grown Ups movie franchise as the spoiled son of Adam Sandler, Keith Feder.
From birth, Boyce had an interesting life.
He worked for many favorable causes over his career.
Boyce kept some secrets from the public eye.
via: ShutterstockOne of which was an ongoing medical condition which resulted in him suffering from seizures. And on July 6th, tragedy struck for Boyce and his family.
Details around his passing are still a little hazy.CNN. "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 family also shared their heartbreak.
But that's not the only source of tributes.
Only calling you a legend still wouldn’t be enough to describe half the person you were. Thank you for all the chil… https://t.co/SQEVaR92xz— charles 🧩 (@charles 🧩)1562558432.0
Many pointed out the shock of the news.
Tell those you cherish, that you love them while you have the opportunity because sometimes stuff happens and you d… https://t.co/7v4JCjHI6v— jada❤️ (@jada❤️)1562559560.0
Others made this observation.
i will never understand why the world takes away the good ones. rip cameron 👼🏻 #cameronboyce https://t.co/Z7lAdQtaTx— kiera 🤍 BLM (@kiera 🤍 BLM)1562483156.0
Many have taken things hard.
Cameron Boyce’s death hits different because we grew up watching him , we grew up looking forward to him being on e… https://t.co/ZV8tV74MAW— 𝓕𝓲𝓻𝓮𝓺.𝓾𝓸𝓽𝓮𝔃✨ (@𝓕𝓲𝓻𝓮𝓺.𝓾𝓸𝓽𝓮𝔃✨)1562555420.0
While some made this point.
God really took away Cameron Boyce and left us with Donald Trump & R. Kelly https://t.co/T6SkjrVwvg— tu sam. (@tu sam.)1562580938.0
While one Twitter user pointed out this tragic fact.
cameron boyce favorite disney movie was mulan and he died before he was able to watch the trailer and the movie https://t.co/6Rpx7ba4i2— Pau ミ☆ (@Pau ミ☆)1562556173.0
But it wasn't just fans who spoke up.
I knew within three seconds of working with Cameron Boyce that he was the real deal. Just a joy to work with. I can… https://t.co/EKnpi1TlM5— Brian Stepanek (@Brian Stepanek)1562558036.0
Alongside Twitter tributes, many shared their experiences on Instagram.
And she wasn't the only one.
Others who had worked with Boyce spoke out.
Wendy Raquel shared a picture of the two on set.@amazinggraceconservatory A Lifetime...precious memories that I will cherish forever! Iconic characters tethered together forever! Wow, everyday is a present, a gift from God! Today I Celebrate your life, legacy and love you brought to the world Cameron! I will never forget your infectious smile and how you made me feel, I’m so thankful our lives intersected! You are #Amazing❤️❤️??❤️ #RestWellMySon"
Fellow star of Jessie also made a post.
Jessie’s @DebbyRyan shares tribute to co-star Cameron Boyce. https://t.co/mQZSckCCjx— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave)1562555755.0