Cameron Boyce Reportedly Suffered From Epilepsy
Cameron Boyce reportedly suffered from epilepsy, which triggered a fatal seizure in his sleep.
This weekend, fans were devasted to find out the Disney star was found dead on Saturday night (July 6) after one of his roommates discovered he was unresponsive. Paramedics were called to his home immediately but despite their efforts, they were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Now, according to TMZ, the 20-year-old actor had been living with epilepsy and seizures, which explains what his family meant when they revealed his death was related to an "ongoing medical condition."
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron. 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 spokesperson told ABC News. "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 was a well-loved actor best known for his roles in Disney Channel's Jessie and as Adam Sandler's son in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. In the way of his death, a number of celebrities and co-stars paid tribute on social media, including Debby Ryan, Bella Thorne, Salma Hayek and more.