We are all mourning the tragic death of Cameron Boyce. The Disney Channel actor unfortunately passed away after suffering a seizure in his sleep on July 6, 2019. He was only 20 years old at the time. The entire world, including his fans, friends and former costars were devastated over the heartbreaking loss. And now, Skai Jackson has opened up about how she’s coping.
“I just go day by day,” Skai, who starred in Jessie with Cameron, told Us Weekly at the HollyRod Foundation’s DesignCare Gala on Saturday, July 27. “He was like a brother to all of us, all of my castmates. We got to spend five amazing years with him.”
The 17-year-old added that it’s “really important to continue his legacy.” As fans know, Cameron was really passionate about giving back and was involved in numerous charities before his death. So after his sad passing, his family started a foundation in his honor.
“I’m just doing everything that he wanted to do and make sure that his legacy always lives on forever,” Skai continued.
Andi Mack star Lilan Bowden also recently expressed how she was affected by the tragic loss. While the 33-year-old actress didn’t star in a movie or TV show with Cameron, she felt especially heartbroken as a member of the Disney Channel family. She told Popculture.com that it felt like there was a “hole” in the community.
“When we heard the news, it really was very affecting because… the Disney Channel community is so close,” the actress admitted. “It’s really hard. I really did feel like a member of a family that I’m a part of was gone, and it sent ripples.”
“There are days where it shatters my heart,” she said to People Magazine. “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.”
RIP Cameron, you definitely won’t be forgotten.
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