Adam Sandler raises $15,000 in honour of Cameron Boyce
Following news of Cameron Boyce's death, a number of his co-stars have been doing what they can to pay tribute to the late Disney actor.
Adam Sandler, in particular, has taken it upon himself to honour his Grown Ups castmate.
Soon after it was first reported that Boyce had died at the age of 20 due to an "ongoing medical condition", Sandler took to Twitter to post an emotional tribute to his former co-star.
The SNL star shared a picture of Boyce, writing: "Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world."
He added: "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."
The heartfelt tweet has since received over 141k tweets and 902k likes.
Sandler then tweeted a message encouraging fans to donate to Thirst Project, a charity which seeks to provide clean drinking water to some of Africa's poorest communities. The charity was very close to Boyce's heart.
"Cameron Boyce (@thecameronboyce) worked hard to help other people through great charitable organizations like @thirstproject & @launitedway," he wrote. "Let’s show our love and respect by continuing to support them in his name."
Now almost $15,000 has been raised for the Thirst Project from over 350 people, the charity's CEO and co-founder Seth Maxwell tells TMZ. And this is largely due to Sandler's efforts.
Boyce's other celebrity friends - including actors Skai Jackson and Nolan Gould - have also been doing what they can to drive donations.
Disney has since cancelled the red carpet premiere of Descendants 3 following the 20-year-old actor's sudden death, and have also donated to Thirst Project.
Our thoughts lie with the family and friends of Cameron Boyce.