Disney Star Cameron Boyce’s Death Tied to Epilepsy, Coroner Says

“Jessie” actor was 20

Last Updated: July 30, 2019 @ 4:34 PM

Disney star Cameron Boyce’s cause of death was “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy,” according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Boyce, who was born on May 28, 1999, was found unresponsive in his home on July 8. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 p.m. Boyce’s initial autopsy was performed the same day.

The medical examiner/coroner determined Boyce’s cause of death following addition testing. The manner of his death was certified as “natural,” per the office’s summary.

“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 Boyce family spokesperson told ABC News the day after Cameron passed. “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.”

Boyce starred in Disney’s “Descendants” franchise, in Adam Sandler’s “Grown-Ups” movies, as well as on TV’s “Jessie,” among other series and films.

Below is the full summary as made available to the media on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined the cause of death for actor Cameron Boyce was sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

In the early afternoon of July 6, Cameron Mica Boyce (DOB: 05/28/99) was found unresponsive in his home located in the 5100 block of Cartwright Avenue in North Hollywood.

Authorities were called and Boyce was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 p.m.

On July 8, an autopsy was performed, and the cause and manner of death were deferred.

After additional testing, the cause of death was determined to be sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

The manner of death was certified as natural.

The coroner case number for Boyce is 2019-05076.