Cameron Boyce’s Dad is Thankful, Even in the Midst of a ‘Nightmare’ He Can’t Wake Up From

By Wire Service Content

Victor Boyce is grateful, even as he remains in “this nightmare I can’t wake up from” in the aftermath of the death of his son, Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce, at age 20.

The elder Boyce tweeted this week to those who have supported the family following his son’s death in his sleep after a seizure resulting from an ongoing medical condition.

“I’m overwhelmed with the love and support our family has received,” the tweet read. “It really does help to ease the pain of this nightmare I can’t wake up from. I can’t thank you guys enough.”

Tributes have poured in for Cameron Boyce, who starred in the series, “Jessie,” which ran for four seasons from 2011 to 2015, as well as in films, including 2015’s “Descendants.”

Boyce’s co-star Adam Sandler tweeted: “Loved that kid. Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken.”

Actor Mason Cook called the news “hard to digest.”

“He was a great guy,” Cook said on Twitter. “Genuinely nice and definitely gone too soon.”

Choreographer Kenny Ortega, who directed the movie “Descendants,” wrote a touching tribute on Instagram.

“Cameron brought love, laughter and compassion with him everyday I was in his presence,” Ortega wrote. “His talent, immeasurable. His kindness and generosity, overflowing. It has been an indescribable honor and pleasure to know and work with him. I will see you again in all things loving and beautiful my friend. I will search the stars for your light. Rest In Peace Cam.”

Beauty vlogger James Charles said Boyce was one of the kindest people he’d ever met. “He was so young, incredibly talented,” Charles said.

The young actor was the product of diverse heritage, including his Jewish mother, Libby Boyce, and his African-American father.

In what was reportedly his last interview, Cameron Boyce talked to Haute Living about how his family helped shape him.

“Being African-American and Jewish, I have plenty of ancestors and family members that I can look to for strength, and more importantly, for a grateful outlook on life,” he said. “Every one of them clawed and scratched for my sister and I to be in the position we’re in today.”

The Associated Press contributed to this article.