The last hours of Cameron Boyce’s life, according to his family
His father had posted on Instagram a photo of the actor taken at a restaurant hours before his death.
Just hours before Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, 20, succumbed to a seizure stemming from epilepsy, the 20-year-old actor had a “normal and fun” time together with his family, revealed his father Victor and younger sister Maya on social media.
Maya, who is The Descendants actor’s only sibling, wrote on Instagram that her brother “was my best friend. He is someone I will always idolize. His smile could light up a room, unlike anyone else's. He was perfect. He always said that if you have a voice, you have the privilege of using that voice for change, and he did not take that idea lightly. He understand his responsibility as someone so many kids would look up to."
Her long post also read: "Cameron always went out of his way to be giving and kind. He did more with his 20 years of life, than most people ever could with 100 years. He was actively charitable. He traveled the world. He made creativity and art his life's mission and he encouraged others to do the same. Of course, I am devastated. I will be for the rest of my life. But what I'm holding onto, and what I encourage you to hold onto as well, is the memory of his endless optimism. He was sunlight wearing shoes. I can confidently say, he wants us to celebrate, grow, and persevere."
Their father also took to Instagram on Wednesday (Jul 10) to talk about their time together “just hours before he was snatched from our lives”. The picture appears to be taken at a restaurant and was captioned: “I miss him terribly. I hope that no one ever has to feel the agony I'm feeling but no one is immune to tragedy. The outpouring of love and support our family continues to receive is so beautiful and appreciated. Thank you all for helping us through our worst possible situation."
Disney Channel is said to be cancelling the red carpet premiere event for The Descendants 3, which was scheduled for Jul 22, according to E! News. The telecast of the TV film will be dedicated in Boyce’s memory. The Walt Disney Company will also donate to the Thirst Project, a philanthropic organisation that Boyce was deeply committed to.