Shocked and saddened celebrities joined fans on social media to commemorate the life of Disney star Cameron Boyce, who died at age 20 this weekend of an ongoing medical condition.
Boyce starred in the Disney Channel show “Jessie,” as well as the Adam Sandler movies “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2.” Sandler praised the young actor as “the nicest, most talented, and and most decent kid around” in a message on Twitter.
“Too young. Too sweet. Too funny,” Sandler wrote. “Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences.”
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) July 7, 2019
Kenny Ortega, director of the “High School Musical” films, also praised Boyce on Instagram. Ortega directed Boyce in the Disney Channel film “Descendants,” where Boyce played Cruella de Vil’s son, Carlos.
“Cameron brought Love, Laughter and Compassion with him everyday I was in his presence,” he wrote. His talent, immeasurable. His kindness and generosity, overflowing. It has been an indescribable honor and pleasure to know and work with him. I will see you again in all things loving and beautiful my friend. I will search the stars for your light. Rest In Peace Cam.”
Disney CEO Bob Iger also expressed his condolences: “The Walt Disney Company mourns the loss of #CameronBoyce, who was a friend to so many of us, and filled with so much talent, heart and life, and far too young to die. Our prayers go out to his family and his friends.”
Read more notes from Boyce’s “Jessie” co-star Skai Jackson and other celebs below.
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I don’t even know where to start… I am at a loss for words. I never thought in a million years I would be writing this. Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken. I am so happy that I got to spend almost everyday with you on set, you gave the best hugs. I wish I would have hugged you tighter when I saw you a couple of months ago. Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had… I am so distraught and I cannot stop crying! I love you so much… fly high ???????? ???????? Gods best Angel . #CameronBoyce
Our “Jessie” family has been devastated by the sad and untimely passing of our beloved Cameron Boyce. He always lit up a room when he entered-he was an extraordinarily talented actor, a selfless advocate with his charity work, and a loyal friend.Our hearts are heavy with sadness.
— Kevin Chamberlin (@kevinchamberlin) July 7, 2019
really, really sorry to hear about cameron boyce’s passing.. only met him once but have heard only amazing things and it breaks my heart for anything to happen to someone so young. life is really fuckin confusing sometimes.. rest in peace and my love to the family
— alex lange (@alexmlange) July 7, 2019
My family and I are devastated today, by the loss of our young and amazing friend, Cameron Boyce. Years before I was blessed to play his father on JESSIE, we were blessed to know him and his wonderful family at the elementary school our kids all attended together./1
— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) July 7, 2019