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Actor Cameron Boyce dies at 20

Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, best known for his roles in Jessie and the Descendants franchise, died on Saturday, his family confirmed to ABC News. He was 20.

A spokesman for Boyce's family said the actor "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."

Boyce appeared in his first movie, Mirrors, at age 9, and played Adam Sandler's son in Grown Ups. On Sunday, Sandler tweeted that Boyce was "too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around." He added: "Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken." Boyce was set to co-star in the new HBO series Mrs. Fletcher, and was active with several charities, recently raising $30,000 for the Thirst Project to build wells in Swaziland.