Early Sunday, July 7, news broke that Disney star Cameron Boyce had died at the age of 20. According to a statement from a family spokesperson, Cameron “passed away in his sleep due to a seizure, which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated.”
In the wake of his death, many celebrities have taken to social media to remember the actor, who was known for his starring role in the Descendants franchise, as well as appearing on the Disney Channel series Jessie. Skai Jackson, who starred on Jessie with Cameron, posted several photos on Instagram of the actors together onscreen and behind the scenes, writing: “Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken. I am so happy that I got to spend almost every day 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.”
Peyton List, another of Cameron's Jessie costars, posted a lengthy note on Instagram, describing the actor as "the boy who left everyone feeling hopeful and full of love." Her message went on to say: "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. There is a hole in my heart that will never heal left for you."
Josie Totah, who also costarred on Jessie, shared a letter to Cameron on Instagram. "You will always be known as a light in this world. I will never forget the times that I spent with you, growing with you and getting to live out our dream with our friends," Josie wrote. "You welcomed me with open arms and always made me feel a part of the family … Your legacy will live on for the incredible human you were."
Charles Esten, who portrayed Cameron, Peyton, and Skai’s onscreen dad in Jessie, tweeted that he got to know Cameron well before his Disney days, when Cameron was in elementary school. “At his very first talent show, little Cameron’s dancing lit up the stage, and left everyone on their feet, cheering,” he wrote at the beginning of a Twitter thread remembering the actor. "It was clear to all that he was destined to be the star he would soon become…. It was a joy to work with him on Jessie, as it was with all the wonderful young stars of that beloved show. They were as close as actual brothers and sisters to one another, and still are, and my heart breaks for them today.”