Over a year on from Disney star, Cameron Boyce's, tragic death, his friend and former co-star Skai Jackson has dedicated her Dancing With The Stars performance to the late actor.
The internet has had a lot to say about it...
In the ballroom, Jackson paid a touching tribute to the star.
The actress had tears streaming down her face during the performance...
My dance tonight is for Cameron🤍 please tune in— Skai Jackson (@Skai Jackson)1601932894.0
For those who don't know, Boyce was 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 flooded 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 when the news broke.
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
And one person who was personally affected by his death was Skai Jackson.
And this week, she decided to pay tribute to the late star.
via: Getty ImagesJackson took to the ballroom once again in the latest episode of Dancing With The Stars, dedicating her dance to Boyce.
Speaking to her partner, Alan Bersten, before her performance, she said that Boyce was “in my life for half of my life."
This performance clearly meant a lot to Jackson.
via: Twitter"Of course, I miss him every day… It just makes me a little bit sad, of course. He’s not here, but I know that he would be really proud of me. … I’m just really glad that he’s here to watch over us."
The actress had tears streaming down her face after she danced to John Legend's Ordinary People in memory of her friend.
Just got off stage.. I did my thing for Cameron tonight ❤️— Skai Jackson (@Skai Jackson)1601948677.0
The internet also had a lot to say about Jackson's tribute.
.@skaijackson’s performance spoke for itself tonight. ❤️ Thank you for bringing that masterpiece to the #DWTS ballr… https://t.co/B25HaNtAG9— Dancing with the Stars #DWTS (@Dancing with the Stars #DWTS)1601948318.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson Such a beautiful tribute to Cameron 😭👏💙— Brittany💙 #EmmeIsLulu (@Brittany💙 #EmmeIsLulu)1601948342.0
Skai Jackson made Cameron Boyce proud with that dance...I’m in tears #DWTS https://t.co/VKNittYHFN— Nicole Perez (@Nicole Perez)1601948617.0
Do NOT mind me I am Just sobbing over Skai Jackson’s dance dedicated to Cameron Boyce. God I miss him. He could’ve taken over the world.— niamh (@niamh)1601948790.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson So simple and graceful, damn I was tearing up from her story cause Camerons death was hard on me too— Lexi (@Lexi)1601948373.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson I bawled my eyes out, I watched Jessie and Bunked with my girl’s....his death felt like we… https://t.co/KjkbWGobp9— 💜beachluvngal💜 (@💜beachluvngal💜)1601950328.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson Cameron is very proud of you such a beauitful tribute 😭❤️ #DWTS— 𝙰𝚗𝚊𝚑í ♡ (@𝙰𝚗𝚊𝚑í ♡)1601948969.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson I cried during this performance! That was absolutely beautiful.— Marissa (@Marissa)1601948431.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson The best tribute to Cameron. I know he is so proud of you.— Allison Scanlan (@Allison Scanlan)1601950928.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson What a beautiful and emotional performance! Cameron was there in spirit.— Gerald M Carlson (@Gerald M Carlson)1601948477.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson 😢😢😢 what a beautiful tribute...— JoJo_iz_hEre (@JoJo_iz_hEre)1601952497.0
@mackanolans @DancingABC @skaijackson 😭 It was a very emotional story about Skai and Cameron’s friendship as well a… https://t.co/tW4NOBXIhS— Melissa (@Melissa)1601981647.0
@DancingABC @skaijackson This dance was phenomenal! I was crying so much watching this dance it was just so beautif… https://t.co/CBALULUYLw— Josh ❤️ WandaVision #WandaVision #BlackLivesMatter (@Josh ❤️ WandaVision #WandaVision #BlackLivesMatter)1601949282.0