Cameron Boyce Honored After 'Descendants 3' Premiere With Emotional Tribute

Playing Fans Got Emotional Over the Way Disney Channel Honored Cameron Boyce

Nearly one month after actor Cameron Boyce died suddenly, fans got to see the rising Disney star one more time as "Descendants 3" premiered on Friday night.

It was the last installment of the beloved fantasy franchise that Boyce filmed before his death on July 6, reprising his role as Cruella de Vil's son Carlos. After the film premiered on the Disney Channel, the network honored the 20-year-old with an emotional tribute video.

The nearly three-minute homage to Boyce gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the young actor's work and time with Disney. It showed him in audition videos, dance rehearsals and set interviews. Clips remembered Boyce's laughs, hugs and love for performing.

"You mean everything to us," a caption read among intimate photos of Boyce, who grew up on the big and small screens since he was 9.

The video concluded with on-screen text about grief and the effects of losing a loved one, friend or hero. Disney encouraged viewers to not be ashamed of their feelings and to talk about them with others, draw or write about them, or even cry their feelings out if they need to.

Boyce, who was being treated for epilepsy, died last month after suffering a seizure.

In a statement, Cameron's family paid tribute to him. 

“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 statement read. "We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”

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