The “Jessie” and “Descendants” actor died due to “an ongoing medical condition,” a family spokesperson told ABC News on Saturday. USA TODAY
Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce’s cause of death has been revealed.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office announced Thursday that Boyce, 20, died of natural causes on July 6 after he was found unresponsive at his North Hollywood home.
“Preliminary information suggests the death occurred under natural circumstances,” the coroner’s office said in a news release. “The final cause and manner of death will be determined at a later date.”
The preliminary findings come days after Boyce’s cause of death was deferred “pending additional investigation” following an autopsy performed on July 8.
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Boyce’s family told ABC News – which is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group owned by the Walt Disney Company – that the actor succumbed to a seizure.
“He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated,” the family told ABC.
Boyce’s father described his son’s sudden death as a “nightmare I can’t wake up from.”
Victor Boyce took to Instagram on Wednesday to share one of the last pictures taken of the star, “just hours before he was snatched from our lives.”
“My son … I miss him terribly,” Victor captioned an image of a smirking Boyce, who’s best known for his roles in the Disney Channel series “Jesse” and the “Descendants” franchise.
He added: “I hope that no one ever has to feel the agony I’m feeling but no one is immune to tragedy.”
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Victor thanked everyone for their condolences during his family’s difficult time.
“The outpouring of love and support our family continues to receive is so beautiful and appreciated,” he wrote. “Thank you all for helping us through our worst possible situation.”
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