We were all shocked and heartbroken when Cameron Boyce suddenly passed away on July 6, 2019. The Disney actor was only 20 years old at the time. Now, his former costar Sarah Jeffery has shared some tragic details on his final moments. The actress, who starred alongside Cameron in the Descendants films, was with him just two days before his devastating passing.
“We were at a friend’s house for a Fourth of July barbecue,” she told People Magazine. “It was a normal awesome day. He was so happy. We’d never see him unhappy. He had such palpable good energy. The day was normal and it was lovely. Cam was always the life of the party.”
The 23-year-old Charmed star admitted that she’s still coming to terms with the loss.
“There are days where it shatters my heart,” she said. “It’s hard to wrap your head around something like this when someone is so young but also incredibly special. It’s unfathomable. There is no one like Cam. It’s a horrible loss. But I’m so grateful to have known him for his far too short time with us.”
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Putting pen to paper after something like this is difficult to say the least…I don’t really know what to say. My heart is broken. But I do feel that any experience with Cameron is one worth sharing. What I can say is, I will miss him so deeply and my heart is shattered for those who were close to him, for they know how much he loved them and how lucky we all were to experience the rarity that was Cameron. My heart absolutely aches for the Boyce’s and for his closest friends. For my Descendants family. For those he impacted from a distance. Cam only ever spoke or acted out of a place of love, and lead by example. Over the time I knew him, both from near and far, I was never not astounded by his endless humanity and his care for those he knew, and those he didn’t. He radiated a palpable light. How cruel life is to take him away. I love you forever TCB, thank you for showing me what it means to live life to its absolute fullest. Your endless joy and love and goodness was completely singular and the world is now lesser off…. This does not seem real. I will miss you so much my dear friend.
Cameron’s family revealed at the time that he unfortunately suffered from a medical condition called epilepsy. The entire world is mourning over his sad passing, and knowing that she’s not alone has definitely helped Sarah deal with the pain.
“Being able to be with a community that is also grieving and understands how incredible he was has been a crucial part of the healing process,” she continued. “I’ve been able to surround myself with people who knew him and we can tell stories and cry when we need to and laugh when we can.”
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