Disney cancels Descendants 3 premiere after Cameron Boyce’s death – The Sun

DISNEY has axed the red-carpet premiere of Descendants 3 following the death of its star Cameron Boyce.

The 20-year-old actor, who suffered from epilepsy, died in his sleep from a seizure last Saturday.

A glitzy event to launch the movie, in which Cameron played Cruela De Vil's son Carlos, had been scheduled for Monday 22 July.

Some of the money that would have been spent on it will now be donated to a charity favoured by the late star.

In a statement released by Disney, the movie giant explained: "We’re proud to be part of Cameron Boyce’s legacy by showcasing his talents on screen.

"But we are cancelling the red carpet premiere event for Descendants 3 scheduled for July 22.

"Instead, The Walt Disney Company will make a donation to The Thirst Project, a philanthropic organisation to which Cameron was deeply committed."

The Thirst Project helps bring safe drinking water to people who don't have it, and has built wells all across Africa.

Descendants 3 follows the adventures of the children of the Disney villains, with Dove Cameron playing Maleficent's daughter Mal and Booboo Stewart as Jay, the son of Aladdin baddie Jafar.

It is still on track to appear on screen on Friday 2 August.

An autopsy on Cameron was carried out on Monday but the coroner said "further investigation" was needed before the cause of death could be confirmed.

However, the tragic star's family have announced he died after suffering a seizure.

A spokesman for the devastated family told ABC News: "Cameron’s tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy.

"We are still trying to navigate our way through this extremely heart-wrenching time.

"We continue to ask for privacy so that the family, and all who knew and loved him can grieve his loss and make arrangements for his funeral – which in and of itself, is agonising."

Cameron's dad described his death as a “nightmare he can’t wake up from” after breaking his silence earlier this week.

He tweeted: "I’m overwhelmed with the love and support our family has received.

His uncle also paid moving tribute to his “beloved nephew”, writing that his “heart is broken”.

In a tear-jerking Instagram post, London Boyce wrote: "Words cannot express how sad I am right now but Cameron left an indelible mark on all who were blessed to share any moment with him."He was a constant beacon of light, a pure joy and a beautiful soul.

"He lived a short life but it was awesome and exciting and fulfilled.

"We will miss you with all our hearts Cameron but you will never ever be forgotten."

Announcing his death last week the devastated family said: "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.

"We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother."

Cameron made his film debut aged nine in the horror movie Mirrors and also appeared in Shia LaBeouf thriller Eagle Eye. He shot to fame as Luke Ross in the Disney Channel's Jessie.

Cameron's best-known role was as Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek's son in the 2010 comedy film Grown Ups.

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