To respect the untimely passing of Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, the network is deciding to cancel the Descendants 3 red carpet premiere and donate to one of the actor’s favorite charities instead.
“We’re proud to be part of Cameron Boyce’s legacy by showcasing his talents on screen but we are canceling the red carpet premiere event for Descendants 3 scheduled for July 22 and instead, The Walt Disney Company will make a donation to the Thirst Project, a philanthropic organization to which Cameron was deeply committed,” the network said in a statement on Thursday, July 11. “Thank you for your understanding.”
Disney Channel also added that “with permission from the Boyce family, Disney Channel will dedicate the telecast of Descendants 3 in Cameron Boyce’s memory.”
The star sadly passed away on Saturday, July 6. He was only 20 years old. A spokesperson for his family confirmed on Tuesday that epilepsy was a factor in his death.
“Cameron’s tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy,” they confirmed to E! News. “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.”
Descendants 3 is set to premiere on Disney Channel on August 2. Cameron was also set to star as a series regular in HBO’s new series Mrs. Fletcher and a TV spinoff of the film American Satan, called Paradise City.
We offer our deepest condolences to Cameron’s family, friends, castmates and millions of fans. There is no doubt that he made such a lasting impression on us all, and he will always be remembered for his positive impact on the world.
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