Earlier this year, we received the heartbreaking news that Disney star, Cameron Boyce, had sadly, and unexpectedly, passed away.
Cameron, who was only twenty-years-old when he died suddenly, made a huge impact on both his fans and those who personally knew and loved him. Cameron was known to be battling an unknown illness throughout his life, and a coroner confirmed his death was as a result of his ongoing battle with epilepsy.
Tributes flooded in for the Disney star, from both celebrities and family members. But one friend and co-star, Dove Cameron, has gone for a particularly beautiful tribute to Boyce.
Cameron hit our screens at a young age.
via: GettyAt the ripe age of just 9-years-old, Boyce made his debut appearances in the horror films, Mirrors and Eagle Eye. Throughout his career, he went on to star in many other movies, such as Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler, and the animated version of Marvel’s Spiderman.
Though he is best recognized for his work with Disney.
via: GettyYou will probably remember Cameron best from his role as Carlos De Vil in the Disney movie franchise, Descendants. He also starred in other Disney titles such as Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up, and Jessie.
But acting wasn’t all that Boyce was known for.
His grandmother was part of the Clinton 12.
He spoke proudly about his grandmother in his last ever interview.Haute Living, Cameron discussed his pride concerning his grandmother’s story: "Her story doesn't just inspire me ... It hits home with everyone who stops to listen to it." "She and the other eleven students set the stage for our generation to come together. We have to ensure - especially with some of the controversy plaguing us now - that we continue to push towards dreams that have yet to be realized. Equality in its truest sense."
He even made a short film for Black History Month.
Boyce also worked for other great causes throughout his short life.
💔 https://t.co/SK2QI2PCBB— Thirst Project (@Thirst Project)1562521692.0
Overall, Cameron Boyce was a truly unique and special human being.
There had initially been little detail on his passing.statement upon news of Cameron's death, a family spokesperson expressed the family’s heartbreak: "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. "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 have been flooding in for the actor.
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
People were shell-shocked by the news.
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
Celebrities have also been posting their tributes.
Other Disney stars were quick to share their stories about Boyce.
Fellow Jessie star, Debbie Ryan, also posted a tribute.
Jessie’s @DebbyRyan shares tribute to co-star Cameron Boyce. https://t.co/mQZSckCCjx— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave)1562555755.0
Adam Sandler posted an emotional tribute, too.
via: IMDBBoyce had famously starred alongside Sandler in Grown Ups 2, wherein he played Keithie Feder, son of Adam Sandler's character, Leonard Feder, and the pair had made an iconic duo.
His post was heartbreaking.
His family have remained relatively quiet over the death of their son and brother.
Cameron was undeniably very close to his family.
His parents were clearly proud of their son.
Their bond was undeniable.
His dad initially remained tightlipped since his son’s death.
But he has now opened up about the tragedy.
I’m overwhelmed with the love and support our family has received. It really does help to ease the pain of this nig… https://t.co/yZsMYbl5r7— Victor Boyce (@Victor Boyce)1562529250.0
Other Twitter users were quick to send further messages of support.
@TheVictorBoyce you raised an amazing, talented, hard working, and stunning role model for so many kids like me. he… https://t.co/i0frAbb7no— renee (@renee)1562533303.0
The positive effect that Cameron had on people’s childhoods was resounding.
@TheVictorBoyce Your son gave so much joy, made our childhood, he didn’t deserve to go, I refuse to believe this is… https://t.co/XXlNzWrSBu— ⟭⟬Aɴɢɪᴇ⁷💖정국_Admirer💖 (@⟭⟬Aɴɢɪᴇ⁷💖정국_Admirer💖)1562533681.0
But one tribute to Boyce is particularly beautiful.
The 2 starred together on Descendants 3.But it seems that more than that, the pair were actually close friends, too.
Soon after his passing, Dove took to Instagram.
But it seemed that wasn't quite enough.
In an interview with Vogue, she shared her latest tatt.
via: YouTubeThe tribute to Boyce is a symbol of the anti-violence sentiment she and Boyce shared. "It's sort of a nationally recognized symbol for peace and anti-gun movements," Dove explained.