AceShowbiz - Family, friends and fans are mourning the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce on Saturday, July 6. It was previously said that the 20-year-old actor died in his sleep due to seizure, but now as the autopsy was completed on Monday, his cause of death was pending "further investigation."
According to a press release by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, Boyce was found unresponsive in his home in North Hollywood, Calif., in the early Saturday afternoon. Authorities were called and the actor was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 P.M.
No further detail on the nature of the required investigation has been released so far.
A spokesperson on behalf Boyce's family confirmed his death over the weekend in a statement which read, "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," the statement continued.
Many fans and Boyce's friends and former co-stars had paid tribute to him on social media. Salma Hayek, who played his mother in 2010 comedy "Grown Ups" and its 2013 sequel, took to her Instagram account to honor the young actor upon hearing the devastating news. Alongside a slew of photos of her and the "Descendants" star, the 52-year-old actress wrote on July 7, "I had the privilege to play Cameron's mother in #grownups 1 and 2 and we stayed in touch through the years," adding that "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," she concluded the post.
Adam Sandler, who also starred in the movie series as Hayek's husband and Boyce's dad, also mourned his passing. "Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid," the comedian said of the "Jessie" star. "Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world."
"So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences," he added.
On Sunday, Boyce's father Victor Boyce later took to Twitter to show his gratitude for the support. "I'm overwhelmed with the love and support our family has received," Victor tweeted. "It really does help to ease the pain of this nightmare I can't wake up from. I can't thank you guys enough," he tweeted.