Cameron Mica Boyce: The boy who will live on

Ana Le, Staff Writer

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I remembered him in “Jessie,” I remembered him in “That Green Gentleman,” and I remembered when he passed away.

I was in California when the news broke, and I remember feeling conflicted. Everyone was. While most of us only saw Cameron Boyce on television, we also saw him grow up. He grew up with us. The devastation was apparent.

Countless posts flooded my timeline; he had died in his sleep from a seizure. Boyce had a medical condition called Perthes disease, an ongoing condition that causes blood loss to the hip. No one had seen it coming.

The night he passed away, we were out to dinner with him just hours before,” said Victor Roberts, Boyce’s father, in an ABC News interview. “It was a completely normal, beautiful family night out to dinner. There was no indication that anything was wrong. I mean there was no way to know in hours my son would be dead. Like, it was just staggeringly crazy and horrible. And we were texting that night.”

He was only 20 years old.

Since the tragedy, Boyce’s family has launched a foundation in his honor titled the Cameron Boyce Foundation, serving to provide creative outlets for young people all across the globe. It’s fitting, considering how Boyce serves as a reminder to all of us to live without regret and to pursue our passion projects with vigor and enthusiasm. He lives on as an inspiration to our generation and to whoever may follow.

Legends never die.