Disney Channel cancels ‘Descendants 3’ crimson carpet in wake of Cameron Boyce’s loss of life
LOS ANGELES — Disney Channel introduced that it is canceling the crimson carpet premiere occasion for “Descendants 3” following the loss of life of star Cameron Boyce over the weekend.
Boyce performed Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil, beginning with 2015’s “Descendants” and reprised the function within the 2017 sequel. The 20-year-old actor died on Saturday from a seizure attributable to epilepsy, a household spokesperson stated.
Disney Channel stated in an announcement Thursday that it could cancel the crimson carpet premiere for the movie that was scheduled for July 22 and as an alternative, “will make a donation to the Thirst Venture, a philanthropic group to which Cameron was deeply dedicated.”
“With permission from the Boyce household, Disney Channel will dedicate the telecast of ‘Descendants 3’ in Cameron Boyce’s reminiscence,” the assertion continued.
Together with the “Descendants” collection, Boyce additionally appeared in Disney Channel collection “Jessie” from 2011 to 2015. His different credit embody Disney Junior’s “Jake and the By no means Land Pirates,” Disney XD’s collection “Gamer’s Information to Fairly A lot All the pieces,” and enjoying Adam Sandler’s son in “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2.”
Dove Cameron, who performed Mal in “The Descendants,” posted an emotional video to her Instagram on Tuesday through which she learn an open letter to Boyce’s dad and mom.
“During the last six years, since he was solely 14, Cameron talked me down from numerous ledges, talked me by way of consuming problems, helped me out of a darkish relationship and thru countless breakdowns,” Cameron stated.
“However what was particular about Cameron was who he was within the small moments when possibly nobody was trying,” the 23-year-old actress stated. “The moments in between the large ones when he didn’t need to be good or variety, Cameron was all the time good and sort. He was selfless and beneficiant. He was magnanimous.”
Disney Channel stated in an announcement over the weekend that Boyce was “an extremely gifted performer, a remarkably caring and considerate particular person and, above all else, he was a loving and devoted son, brother, grandson and good friend.”