Late Disney Star Cameron Boyce Suffered From Epilepsy, Family Says
The 20-year-old’s family had previously said Boyce died as a result of an “ongoing medical condition."
Cameron Boyce’s family has confirmed the Disney star had epilepsy after he suffered a fatal seizure and died over the weekend.
The 20-year-old’s family had previously said Boyce died as a result of an “ongoing medical condition,” and now they have revealed it was, in fact, epilepsy, People reported.
“We are still trying to navigate our way through this extremely heart-wrenching time, and continue to ask for privacy so that the family and all who knew and loved him can grieve his loss and make arrangements for his funeral — which in and of itself, is agonizing,” Boyce’s family told the outlet in a statement.
Boyce, who starred on the Disney Channel’s "Descendants" and “Jessie,” was found unresponsive in his California home on Saturday and later pronounced dead.
He was being treated for epilepsy at the time of his death, according to his family.
An autopsy was completed Monday and Boyce’s official cause of death has yet to be determined, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Boyce’s father, Victor Boyce, called his son’s death “a nightmare I can’t wake up from” as he thanked people for their love and support on his Twitter page.
Michelle Obama also took to Instagram with a tribute to Boyce, saying, “I was lucky enough to share a few moments with Cameron Boyce — on set, at the White House, and on a service project — enough time to recognize that not only did he have incredible talent, but also an incredible heart.
“Sending out a lot of love and hugs to his family, friends, and his many, many fans,” she added.
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