After the recent death of Cameron Boyce, Disney has decided that the company will be canceling its “Descendants 3” red carpet event in respects to the late actor. Instead, Disney will be donating to a charity close to Boyce in his honor.
“We’re proud to be part of Cameron Boyce’s legacy by showcasing his talents on screen but we are canceling the red carpet premiere event for ‘Descendants 3’ and instead, The Walt Disney Company will make a donation to the Thirst Project, a philanthropic organization to which Cameron was deeply committed,” Disney told Page Six in a statement on Thursday.
The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that helps deliver clean water to communities around the world. Boyce worked with the organization in the past and in total, has raised more than $30,000 for the charity.
In addition to the cancelation of the red carpet event and donation to the Thirst Project, the company is also planning to dedicate the telecast of “Descendants 3” in Cameron’s memory. As per a statement by Disney, the company had reached out to the family for permission prior to making the official announcement.
Cameron had appeared in all three of the “Descendants” films on Disney Channel. The late actor played the role of Carlos, Cruella De Ville’s son.
Boyce passed away on July 6 due to a seizure brought on by epilepsy, a condition he reportedly had been dealing with for some time. Boyce’s roommate found him unresponsive on July 6 and after paramedics arrived and were unable to revive him, Boyce was pronounced dead on the scene at 2:35 p.m. Boyce’s passing is considered a “natural death,” according to law enforcement.
Even though the seizure that led to Boyce’s death is reportedly connected to his epilepsy, the actor’s official cause of death is still unknown and remains under investigation.
“Descendants 3” will premiere on the Disney Channel on Aug. 2.
Source: Page Six