Cameron Boyce's Family Confirms He Had Epilepsy as They Make "Agonizing" Funeral Plans

Disney channel star passed away at the age of 20 on July 6

By McKenna Aiello Jul 10, 2019 2:45 AMTags
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Cameron Boyce's loved ones are shedding new light on the medical condition that contributed to his tragic passing

The Disney Channel star, who passed away on July 6 at the age of 20, suffered from epilepsy, his family confirmed to E! News in a statement on Tuesday.

"Cameron's tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy," a family spokesperson shared. "We are still trying to navigate our way through this extremely heart wrenching time, and continue to ask for privacy so that the family, and all who knew and loved him can grieve his loss and make arrangements for his funeral—which in and of itself, is agonizing."

E! News previously confirmed that an autopsy was performed yesterday, but an official cause of death had not yet been reached pending "further investigation" by the medical examiner. 

Authorities were called to the actor's North Hollywood, Calif. home after he was found unresponsive. Boyce was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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In the days following his passing, many of the Descendants star's peers and former co-stars paid tribute on social media. 

Instagram / Cameron Boyce

Actress Dove Cameron, who starred opposite Boyce in the Disney Channel film franchise, addressed his death for the first time just hours ago. 

"I've been unsuccessful thinking about trying to summarize something where there are no adequate words in the English language," she shared in a series of videos. "My system is still in shock, my brain is still foggy and full of holes."

"Cameron was one of my favorite people alive in the world, though I know that's not unique to me. Cameron was magic, an earth angel," she continued. "Over the last six years, since he was only 14, Cameron talked me down from countless ledges, talked me through eating disorders, helped me out of a dark relationships and through endless break downs... I can't count the amount of times on my hands we ruined something because we couldn't stop making each other laugh."

Plans for Boyce's memorial have not yet been announced.