Adam Sandler shares heartbreaking tribute to Cameron Boyce
Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce has tragically passed away as a result of an ongoing medical condition.
On the evening of Saturday 6 July, a spokesperson representing the Boyce family stated:
"It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron. He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. 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 20-year-old actor was best known for appearing in the TV series Descendents but also appeared in Grown Ups 2, where he played the part of the son of Adam Sandler's character. Today, the SNL comedian took to Twitter to post an emotional tribute to his former co-star.
The Happy Gilmore star shared a picture of Boyce and wrote: "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 message of grief has since been retweeted over 7,000 times and liked by more than 31,000 people.
Meanwhile, Descendents director Kenny Ortega took to Instagram to write:
"My Love, Light and Prayers go out to Cameron and his Family. Cameron brought Love, Laughter and Compassion with him every day I was in his presence. His talent, immeasurable. His kindness and generosity, overflowing."
He added: "It has been an indescribable honour 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. You will always be My Forever Boy!"