Cameron Boyce: Disney star's family set up charity in his honour

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The family of Disney star Cameron Boyce have set up a charity to honour his legacy.

The Cameron Boyce Foundation, which was launched following the actor's death on 6 July, aims to give young people 'artistic and creative outlets as alternatives to violence and negativity'.

"Let's keep Cameron's legacy alive and make a positive difference in the world," Cameron's father posted on Instagram on the day of the charity's launch.

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Cameron Boyce's family have set up a charity in his honour

It has now been confirmed that the 20-year-old, known for his roles in the Disney Descendents films, passed away from a medical condition called epilepsy.

"It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron," the Boyce family told ABC News, in America, following his death.

"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."

Cameron Boyce made his acting debut when he was aged nine and starred as Cruella de Vil's son Carlos in Disney's hit movies Descendants and Descendants 2, which follows the lives of the children of Disney baddies.

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Cameron played the part of Carlos in the Descendents

He grew up in Los Angeles, USA with his mum, dad, and younger sister, and reports said he had recently moved in with friends.

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The child star also was famous for playing Luke Ross in Disney Channel show, Jessie.

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Cameron Boyce played the role of Carlos de Vil in Disney's Descendants

In recent years, Cameron had done a lot of charity work, raising thousands of pounds to build wells for clean drinking water in Kingdom of Eswatini, previously known as Swaziland, in southern Africa.

In 2018, he was awarded the Pioneering Spirit Award at the Thirst Gala for his work with The Thirst Project, a non-profit organisation dedicated to ending the global water shortages.

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The Disney Channel said "From a young age, Cameron Boyce dreamed of sharing his extraordinary artistic talents with the world. As a young man, he was fuelled by a strong desire to make a difference in peoples' lives through his humanitarian work. "

"He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person... We offer our deepest condolences to his family, cast mates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed."

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