In 2019, actor and Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce passed away from epilepsy, just before the release of Disney Channel’s Descendants 3. Boyce was only 20 years young.
Boyce was known for several film roles as well as for his reoccurring character in the Disney Channel series Jessie. Because of his talent, maturity, charisma, and kind heart, fans began a petition in 2019 to get Cameron Boyce a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which, in case you aren’t familiar, currently has over 2,600 brass stars embedded in the sidewalks of 15 blocks on Hollywood Boulevard and 3 blocks on Vine Street.
Though the petition was created over a year ago, fans are still, to this day, signing the petition — which currently has almost 9,000 signatures! The petition reads:
I want to start a petition to get Cameron Boyce a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! He has always been a talented actor that has caught our eyes with every amazing role on television and movie he was in. His passing has shocked and devastated many, especially his loved ones. We should recognize his accomplishments and everything he’s done by honoring him with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Let his legacy live on forever, and may we never forget his name!
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Boyce passed away in 2019 due to epilepsy. In a statement to ABC News, Boyce’s parents wrote “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.”
Fans and friends everywhere have been continuously sharing memories and tributes to the late Disney Channel actor, including Dove Cameron, Karan Brar, and the most recent star being Adam Sandler, who made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and discussed the late Cameron Boyce.
Now, to honor his legacy, Boyce’s family created The Cameron Boyce Foundation, which will bring awareness to epilepsy as well as support several different causes that Boyce was passionate about. These include homelessness, gun violence, and the global water crisis.
According to The Cameron Boyce Foundation website, the foundation aims to provide “young people artistic and creative outlets as alternatives to violence and negativity and uses resources and philanthropy for positive change in the world.”
You can learn more about The Cameron Boyce Foundation here.
We miss you, Cameron Boyce. Rest in Peace.