Adam Sandler shares moving tribute to Cameron Boyce, 20, after his tragic death: 'All our hearts are broken'
The Los Angeles native, who had been acting since he was a child, was reportedly suffering from epilepsy and died in his sleep following a seizure
Hollywood star Adam Sandler was heartbroken after hearing the news of Disney star Cameron Boyce's untimely death at just 20.
“Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around,” Sandler wrote.
Boyce played Sandler's son in 2010's 'Grown Ups' and its 2013 sequel 'Grown Ups 2'.
“Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world," Sandler said applauding Boyce's philanthropy which included building wells to provide clean water to people in Swaziland.
"Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences,” Sandler added.
The Los Angeles native, who had been acting since he was a child, reportedly suffered from epilepsy and died following a seizure, Fox News reports.
Disney star Zendaya, who rose to prominence alongside Boyce, though on different shows, retweeted a photo of Boyce, alongside the words "Rest In Peace." She added a sad caption with a red heart emoji: "Absolutely heartbreaking, my heart goes out to his friends and family."
Boyce also appeared in Disney's 'Descendants' series, as well as 'Jessie'.
"Cameron, You left a big piece of your heart for those of us who knew and loved you in this life and you left with a big piece of our hearts today," Kenneth Ortega, who directed 'Descendants', wrote on Instagram Saturday.
"We will continue to carry your loving spirit forward," he said. "You are our forever boy. In your short time on this earth, you lit it up with your incomparable talent and goodness. I will be forever grateful to have known and worked with you. Thank you for sharing your amazing gifts with us all. God bless you and may God watch over your Incredible and loving family during this difficult time. Only love."
Meanwhile, Boyce's co-star Jamal Sims wrote, "My heart is broken. Shine on my friend your light will continue to shine. Thank you for sharing your gift and your love with us all. #restinpower @thecameronboyce."
Charles Esten, his co-star in 'Jessie', tweeted, "My family and I are devastated today, by the loss of our young and amazing friend, Cameron Boyce. Years before I was blessed to play his father on JESSIE, we were blessed to know him and his wonderful family at the elementary school our kids all attended together. It was there we were introduced to his endless talent, kindness, and joy for living. At his very 1st talent show, little Cameron’s dancing lit up the stage, and left everyone on their feet, cheering. It was clear to all that he was destined to be the star he would soon become."
Peyton List, who played Cameron’s older sister on 'Jessie', wrote an emotional Instagram message for her late friend.
“I can barely see my eyes anymore from crying so hard,” Peyton wrote. “Cameron, I love you with every ounce of me, and I thank you for the time I had with you, being in my life, and being my brother forever and always,” she added. “There is a hole in my heart that will never heal left for you. I will never stop talking about you.”
Antonio Sabato Jr., who starred with Boyce on 'General Hospital', also mourned the loss.
"Rest In Peace Cameron Boyce, it was an honor to have worked with you and spend our time together. Man, my heart is broken, what an amazing kid with an amazing future. My deepest condolences to his family & friends. We will all miss you," he wrote.
Skai Jackson, who played Zuri Ross on 'Jessie', wrote: “I don’t even know where to start… I am at a loss for words. I never thought in a million years I would be writing this. Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken.”
Boyce had a number of projects in the pipeline, including the new HBO show 'Mrs. Fletcher'.
"The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him," his family said in a statement.