Disney actor Cameron Boyce of Grown Ups star dies after a seizure brought on by an 'ongoing medical condition'
'All our hearts are broken': Adam Sandler pens heartfelt tribute to Grown Ups star Cameron Boyce, 20, after his death from mystery seizure
Adam Sandler took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt tribute to late Disney actor Cameron Boyce after his sudden death on Saturday, July 6.
Boyce died as a result of a seizure brought on by an 'ongoing medical condition,' according to a statement from his family.
'Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around,' Sandler wrote just hours after his death. 'Loved that kid.'
Cameron and Adam worked together on Sandler's hit comedies Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2.
'Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world,' Sandler continued. '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 portrayed Sandler's son Keithie Feder in the hit films, which also starred David Spade, Kevin James, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider.
Salma Hayek who also costarred in the movie, took to Instagram to pay tribute to the young star. She played Cameron's mother.
'He was spirited, talented, kind, generous, funny and a shining light. His joy will live in our hearts forever as he goes on dancing and shining elsewhere,' she wrote.
Millie Bobby Brown took to Instagram and posted a photo of Cameron, and wrote 'RIP' with heart above his image.
'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,' a family statement said.
'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.'
Cameron first got a glimpse into the entertainment industry starring in Panic! at the Disco's That Green Gentleman video in 2008 and went on to star in Mirrors and Eagle Eye before taking on a role in General Hospital: Night Shift.
The Los Angles-native also starred in animated versions of Marvel's Spider-Man and was loved for his role as Carlos De Vil, the son of Cruella, in the Disney franchise The Descendants.
The first two made-for-TV films were huge hits with Disney's young fans and the third installment is set to be released next month.
Cameron was born in May 1999 and grew up in Los Angles with his parents Libby and Victor Boyce as well as his actor sister Maya.
The star often spoke about his mixed ancestry, and made a short film for Black History Month in 2016, revealing that his paternal grandmother, Jo Ann Boyce, was one of the 'Clinton 12'.
'Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Cameron Boyce,' Hozier wrote. 'When we met I was taken aback by his energy and drive, his dedication to his craft and the sheer kindness he exuded.
'It was a joy to witness the man's skill. Sending love to his family and loved ones.'
Cameron danced alongside Christine Flores in Hozier's lasted video Almost and excitedly shared clips from the scene on his Instagram account.
Gregg Sulkin wrote that he was 'heartbroken' and 'lost for words' upon hearing of his friend's death.
'I had known Cameron Boyce for many years. He was always polite,' he wrote. 'Always respectful and always a class act. In fact I was going to message him a couple weeks ago to tell him that I wanted to be in each other’s lives more.
'Now I wish I had sent that message. Just so he personally knew how highly I thought of him and how much admiration I had for him. My heart goes out to his family & his close friends. Cameron, you were and still are a star. May god bless you in heaven. You will be missed down here.'