Disney star Cameron Boyce dies in sleep aged 20

Cameron Boyce arrives at WE Day California 2019 held at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)

Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce has died aged 20.

The star of TV movies franchise Descendants and comedy show Jessie passed away in his sleep after suffering a seizure he suffered as the result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated.

A spokesperson for Boyce's family told ABC News: "It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron."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."

Boyce, who had 8.1 million followers on Instagram, made his acting debut in the horror film Mirrors aged just nine-years-old

He appeared in the Adam Sandler movie franchise Grown Ups, playing one of Sandler's children.

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Cameron Boyce. 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Cameron Boyce arrives at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Cameron Boyce at the Premiere Of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' held at El Capitan Theater on March 02, 2017 in Hollywood, California, United States (Photo by JC Olivera) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Cameron Boyce at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sthanlee Mirador) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Cameron Boyce arrives at "The Emoji Movie" Los Angeles Premiere held at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, CA on Sunday, July 23, 2017. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Cameron Boyce at the "Descendants 2" Premiere Screening at the Cinerama Dome at ArcLight on July 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
25 April 2019 - Los Angeles, California - Cameron Boyce. WE Day California 2019 held at The Forum. Photo Credit: Birdie Thompson/AdMedia/Sipa USA
Cameron Boyce at Variety's Annual Power Of Young Hollywood held at Sunset Tower Hotel on August 28, 2018 in West Hollywood, CA, USA (Photo by JC Olivera/Sipa USA)
LOS ANGELES - JUN 16: Cameron Boyce at the ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration at the CBS Studio Center on June 16, 2019 in Studio City, CA (Photo by Katrina Jordan/Sipa USA)

Boyce was catapulted to stardom playing Cruella De Vil's son Carlos in the fantasy musical made-for-TV movies Descendants. He is believed to have filmed his part in Descendants 3 which is due for release on the Disney Channel next month.

A spokesperson for the network said: "From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world.

"As a young man, he was fuelled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples' lives through his humanitarian work.

"He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend.


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"We offer our deepest condolences to his family, cast mates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed."

Director Kenny Ortega wrote on Instagram: "Peter Pan, The forever boy! Love you Cam!"

Boyce did admirable work for charity since becoming famous. Last year, he was honoured with a Pioneering Spirit award for his work with the Thirst Project, for which he raised around £24,000 to build wells for clean drinking water in Swaziland.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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