Actor Cameron Boyce sadly passed away on July 6 at the age of 20. Now, his grandmother Jo Ann Boyce is speaking out about his legacy in the most heartwarming way.

“His nature, his giving nature, loving nature. That’s his legacy. As well as his talent,” she told ABC’s Tennessee affiliate WATE.

The Disney Channel star’s grandmother is actually one of the “Clinton 12,” the first group of African American students to be integrated into an all-white high school in Clinton, Tennessee. During Cameron’s run on Disney XD‘s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, the actor and his family did a very special Black History Month commercial all about it.

Jo Ann is now reflecting on the importance of her late grandson sharing this story with his young audience.

“And for him to be a part of that and to share that with his young viewers. To show that his grandmother had been involved in something that he felt like he was stepping on my shoulders and to make the world a better place, that was an incredible experience,” she said. “He is a star. But he’s like a different kind of star. He’s a shining star in the sky. We’re grateful for everyone who is sending us the love and the support that we need right now. Thank you.”


A family spokesperson recently confirmed that epilepsy was a factor in the the star’s passing.

“Cameron’s tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy,” the spokesperson confirmed to E! News on Tuesday, July 9. “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 Grown Ups actor’s father recently thanked fans and friends for their support after his son’s shocking death.

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“I’m overwhelmed with the love and support our family has received,” he tweeted on July 7. “It really does help to ease the pain of this nightmare I can’t wake up from. I can’t thank you guys enough.”

Over 100 celebrities, including Cameron’s best friends, took to social media to post heartfelt tributes to the star. He will always live on in our hearts.

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