Zendaya led the tributes to the late Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce.
The 20-year-old actor – which you would remember from the Disney show Jessie – tragically died in his sleep on Saturday after suffering a seizure.
The ‘Greatest Showman’ actress – who also appeared on Disney’s own network – paid her respects on social media as friends, fans and fellow stars offered their condolences to Boyce.
Zendaya tweeted: “Absolutely heartbreaking, my heart goes out to his friends and family.”
Absolutely heartbreaking, my heart goes out to his friends and family♥️ https://t.co/X8PAGo0Igi
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 7, 2019
Skai Jackson who stared with Boyce on the Disney show Jessie took to Instagram saying she is at a loss for words.
“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,” she wrote on Instagram.
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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 Angel . #CameronBoyce
Salma Hayek played Cameron’s mum in 2010’s ‘Grown Ups’ and its sequel three years later, and she said “his joy will live in our hearts forever”.
She wrote on Instagram: “I had the privilege to play Cameron’s mother in #grownups 1 and 2 and we stayed in touch through the years
“He was spirited, talented, kind, generous, funny and a shining light. His joy will live in our hearts forever as he goes on dancing and shining elsewhere. My heart goes to his lovely family. (sic)”
Adam Sandler – who produced and starred in the two comedy films – also spoke out to pay tribute to the late actor.
He said: “Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, more talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave us.
“So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences”
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Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. 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.
Cameron’s family confirmed the sad news over the weekend as they revealed the seizure was the result of “an ongoing medical condition”.
They said: “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.”
Fans took to Twitter to send their tributes:
Only calling you a legend still wouldn’t be enough to describe half the person you were. Thank you for all the childhood memories and all the hard work you put in on this earth, now you can rest 🖤 #CameronBoyce pic.twitter.com/0kEKAYW15k
— Charles (@chaxlxs) July 8, 2019
we lost an angel on july 06, 2019. words cannot express how much cameron had made my childhood so much more than the average. i remember watching the first episode in ” Jessie ” and immediately falling in love w my first celebrity crush. rest up bby, we love you 💕 #CameronBoyce pic.twitter.com/MoLxFMgD5i
— alexiss elizabethh . (@yk_alexiss_) July 8, 2019
My heart goes out to #CameronBoyce family, especially his father – who Cameron referred to as his best friend.
The last photo, I lost it 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/xkAbRznuZO
— Saint Laurent (@SaintSpeaks) July 8, 2019
— 𝖓𝖎𝖈𝖔𝖑𝖊 🥶 (@youngnicolee) July 8, 2019
to think that he is gone forever breaks my heart💔I grew up watching him on tv for the longest and to hear that he is gone doesn’t feel realistic🤧I send my condolences to his friends and family💕rest in paradise cameron😭❤️#CameronBoyceRIP #CameronBoyce pic.twitter.com/rbGB3u8wDy
— Luisa (@lueeesuh) July 8, 2019
Thank you for making our childhoods memorable Cameron. You will always be in our hearts. -TYI