On Twitter, many heartbroken and shocked fans of Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce expressed disbelief that the star could really be dead. After all, Cameron Boyce was only 20-years-old.
People shared what appeared to be a news article purporting falsely that Boyce’s death was a hoax. One man took to Boyce’s Instagram page and asked him to comment to show he was alive. “respond to this or like if you’re alive,” the fan wrote on Cameron Boyce’s Instagram page. Sadly, there will never be a response from Boyce, the star of the Disney show Jessie and a host of movies.
TMZ is now reporting that Boyce suffered from epilepsy and that his roommate found him unresponsive.
So, what’s the truth? Is Cameron Boyce alive or dead? Sadly, Boyce’s death is not a hoax. His family confirmed to ABC News on July 7, 2019 that the actor has died. What’s confusing some people: a site called “Media Mass” published a false article by “Jessica Simpson” reporting that Cameron Boyce’s death was a hoax and he was alive and well. People began sharing that false report on Twitter, writing things like this: “so is cameron boyce dead or not.” The site even contains a supposed, fake quote from the actor’s reps saying Boyce is alive. Someone also used a fake app to post false messages supposedly from Boyce on Twitter.
“IM NOT BELIEVING IT…CAMERON BOYCE AINT DEAD, NOPE, NAH,” another fan wrote on Twitter. “i just woke up to the worst news ever cameron boyce is NOT dead I refuse to believe it,” wrote another. “There is no mfn way this boy is dead…… absolutely tf not… I REFUSE .. Cameron Boyce was sooo young :(” chimed in another. People posted memes and GIFS on Twitter expressing their disbelief and upset at the news.
However, in reality, Boyce’s family has confirmed his death. His former Jessie co-star Skai Jackson has too. She wrote on Instagram: “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. I am so happy that I got to spend almost everyday with you on set, you gave the best hugs. I wish I would have hugged you tighter when I saw you a couple of months ago. Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had… I am so distraught and I cannot stop crying! I love you so much… fly high ?? ?? Gods best angle (sic).”
Here’s what you need to know:
Boyce’s Family Told ABC News That Boyce Died in His Sleep of a Seizure
ABC News was the first media site to break the news of Boyce’s death, and the network confirmed that he died through a family statement. Unfortunately for the fans hoping it’s not true, there isn’t a more credible source than that. On Instagram, Boyce hasn’t posted for a day. He hasn’t posted on Twitter since 2018.
This is what Boyce’s family said to ABC News in reality, through a spokesperson:
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron. 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 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. We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”
The Disney Channel has also confirmed Boyce’s death, offering ABC News a tribute to him. “From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world. As a young man, he was fueled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives through his humanitarian work,” said a Disney Channel spokesperson. “He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, cast mates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.”
Thus, yes, Cameron Boyce is really, tragically, dead. He is not alive.
Confusing people more, in 2017, Cameron Boyce and Dove Cameron joked about what was then a death hoax.
In the interview with TOPPtube, Cameron Boyce and Dove Cameron discussed – and denied – that they had dated. “This is official,” joked Dove. They addressed the weirdest rumors they had heard.
In the video, now chillingly, Boyce said, “There was a rumor that I was dead.”
“I remember that,” laughed Dove.
She said she sent an article to a group chat. “Cam died I guess, oh wow, good to know from Twitter.”
“Cameron are you alive, what?” Boyce said replicating Dove on the chat.
“Did you die? What happened?” said Dove. “Would you die without telling us like that?” The video cuts off before he answers.
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