Actor Cameron Boyce, who starred in the Disney Channel’s television shows and series, has died at age 20.
A Disney Channel spokesperson, who was informed by a family spokesperson, confirmed the death to CNN on Sunday morning. No information was immediately available on his cause of death.
Boyce starred in “Jessie,” a television show about a small town girl, played by Debby Ryan, working as a nanny for a wealthy family after moving to New York City. Boyce was one of the children she cared for.
“From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world,” the channel’s spokesperson said.
“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, castmates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.”
Boyce was born and raised in Los Angeles, and was dubbed an old soul by those who knew him, according to Disney Channels’ biography of him.”His love of performing began in a dance studio, which then transitioned him into commercials, and not long after television and film,” the channel says. (CNN)