Cameron Boyce, best known for his role as the teenage son of Cruella de Vil in the Disney Channel franchise “Descendants,” died on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 20.
A statement from his family said he had died in his sleep of a seizure stemming from an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated.
Mr. Boyce was born on May 28, 1999, in Los Angeles, the son of Libby and Victor Boyce.
According to his biography on the Disney Channel, Mr. Boyce was a dancer who got his acting start in commercials, then on television and in film. He appeared alongside Adam Sandler in “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2.” His other film credits include “Mirrors,” “Eagle Eye” and the indie feature “Runt.” He also starred in the upcoming HBO series “Mrs. Fletcher.”
He played Carlos Oscar de Vil in “Descendants” and “Descendants 2.” “Descendants 3” is scheduled for release in August.
The family said, “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. 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,”
The family spokesperson went on … “We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”