Cameron Boyce, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Descendants 3, Behind the Scenes, Instagram

Instagram / Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce was one of the most beloved and prolific Disney TV stars.

The 20-year-old actor died unexpectedly at age 20 in his sleep on Saturday at his Los Angeles home after suffering a seizure, stemming from an undisclosed illness. He is survived by his parents and sister.

His death was mourned by a slew of co-stars and other colleagues, including actors from Disney Channel series Jessie, on which he was a regular when it aired a few years back, and Kenny Ortega, who directed him in the channel's The Descendants movies—most recently in the upcoming third one.

Boyce was born in Los Angeles in 1999. He began his onscreen acting career in 2008, at age 9, appearing in Panic! at the Disco's music video "That Green Gentleman," in the horror film Mirrors with Kiefer Sutherland and Paula Patton, and the soap opera General Hospital, in which he had a recurring role. He made his big screen debut in the 2010 film Grown Ups with Adam Sandler, who paid tribute to the star on social media after learning of his death. The two reprised their roles of father and son in the 2013 sequel.

Boyce also starred in on episodes of the Disney Channel shows Shake It Up, Good Luck Charlie and Austin & Ally and appeared in the 2011 movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. He also provided the voice of Jake in the animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

In recent months, he worked on the new series Paradise City, a comedy series titled Mrs. Fletcher and the thriller film Runt.

See photos of Boyce over the years.

Adam Sandler, Grownups 2, Cameron Boyce


Jessie, Cameron Boyce, Life in Pictures


Jessie, Cameron Boyce, Life in Pictures


Cameron Boyce, Life in Pictures, Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything, Murray Wyatt Rundus

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Cameron Boyce, Life in Pictures, Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything


Cameron Boyce, Parents, Victor Boyce, Libby Boyce, Instagram

Instagram / Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce, Sister, Maya Boyce, Instagram

Instagram / Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce, Life in Pictures, Jo Ann Allen Boyce, The Clinton 12

Disney XD

Cameron Boyce, 2017 Kids Choice Awards, Arrivals

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Cameron Boyce, Thirst Gala

Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Thirst Project

Cameron Boyce

Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Autism Speaks

Descendants, Cameron Boyce, Life in Pictures

Disney Channel/Bob D'Amico

Cameron Boyce

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Descendants 2, Cameron Boyce

Bob D'Amico/Disney Channel

Cameron Boyce, Radio Disney Awards

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Descendants 3, Cameron Boyce, Life in Pictures

Disney Channel/Ed Herrera

Descendants 3, Cameron Boyce, Life in Pictures, Sofia Carson, Dove Cameron, Booboo Stewart

Disney Channel/David Bukach

Descendants 3, Cameron Boyce

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"Cameron I love you with every ounce of me, and I thank you for the time I had with you, being in my life, and being my brother forever and always," Peyton List, who played Boyce's sister on Jessie, wrote on her Instagram page. 

"There is a hole in my heart that will never heal left for you," she wrote. "I will never stop talking about you. My kids will hear about you with every lesson and your legacy will live on. Too much talent and love to go so soon. You are the most special person I've ever had the honor of encountering Cameron Boyce. You left everyone including me better than when you found them."

List added, "Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. Wish I could hug you one last time Cam. My heart is broken...I've never hurt this bad. Your sister forever and always, Peyton."


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