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EntertainmentDisney Star Cameron Boyce's Family Confirms He Had Epilepsy Which Led to His Fatal Seizure

14:13  10 july  2019
14:13  10 july  2019 Source:   people.com

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Cameron Boyce‘s epilepsy was a factor in his death.

The star’s heartbroken family said in a statement to PEOPLE Tuesday night that the 20-year-old’s “tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy.”

“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,” the family added.

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Disney star Cameron Boyce , who sadly passed away over the weekend reportedly had epilepsy which led to the fallen star ' s fatal seizure , according to his family . His family revealed the news in a statement to PEOPLE

Actor Cameron Boyce died of a seizure caused by epilepsy , his family has announced. The 20-year-old Disney Channel star died at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to his spokesperson. In a statement on Sunday, Boyce ’ s family said he had “passed away in his sleep due

The news comes after it was revealed that Boyce’s official cause of death had yet to be determined following an autopsy that was performed on Monday.

“An autopsy was performed today and a cause of death was deferred pending further investigation,” the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner announced on Monday in a press release.

Boyce was “found unresponsive in his home” on Saturday afternoon and pronounced dead on the scene after authorities were called, the coroner confirmed.

The family expressed their grief in a previous statement, saying “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.”

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Disney star Cameron Boyce , who died in his sleep Saturday, suffered from epilepsy He was pronounced dead at the scene. We're told Cameron had been dealing with seizures triggered by Cameron ' s family said, "The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit

Cameron Boyce Death: Family Confirms He Had Epilepsy . The star ’ s heartbroken family said in a statement to PEOPLE Tuesday night that the 20-year-old’ s “tragic passing © Provided by TIME Inc. Disney Star Cameron Boyce ' s Family Confirms He Had Epilepsy Which Led to His Fatal Seizure .

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

Disney Star Cameron Boyce's Family Confirms He Had Epilepsy Which Led to His Fatal Seizure© Provided by TIME Inc. Cameron Boyce | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

The Los Angeles-born actor was best known for his role as Cruella de Vil’s son in the Descendants TV movies, and as Luke Ross on Jessie, which ran for four seasons on Disney Channel and starred Debby Ryan.

Ryan, 26, paid tribute to Boyce on Instagram Sunday night, sharing a video of the young actor urging fans to use social media to “make the world a better place.”

“It’s crazy, we can tweet whenever we want and we can use social media and Instagram and make the world a better place,” Boyce says in the clip posted to Ryan’s Instagram Story. “Instead of a worse one, which so many people use it for.”

The clip is taken from Boyce’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Thirst Gala for the Pioneering Spirit Award. Boyce was a longtime advocate for the non-profit organization Thirst Project, which raises awareness about the global water crisis.

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Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce , 20, suffered from epilepsy and seizure episodes prior to his death on Saturday and his family believes the disorder took his His family said he suffered from a seizure in his sleep. Authorities have said he died of 'natural causes' and an autopsy will take place.

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Disney Star Cameron Boyce's Family Confirms He Had Epilepsy Which Led to His Fatal Seizure© Provided by TIME Inc. Debby Ryan and Cameron Boyce | Jon Kopaloff/Getty (2)

“We need to use what we have and make the world a better place for other people, other people, people who need us,” Boyce concluded.

On Monday, Boyce’s father broke his silence on his son’s tragic death.

“I’m overwhelmed with the love and support our family has received,” Victor Boyce wrote on Twitter, saying that the outpouring of well-wishes the family has received has helped to “ease the pain of this nightmare I can’t wake up from.”

“I can’t thank you guys enough,” he wrote.

Disney Star Cameron Boyce's Family Confirms He Had Epilepsy Which Led to His Fatal Seizure© Provided by TIME Inc. Cameron Boyce and Victor Boyce | Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Disney also released a statement, calling Boyce a “remarkably caring and thoughtful person.”

“From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world. As a young man, he was fueled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives through his humanitarian work,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

“He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, castmates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.”

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