Cameron BoyceThis shocking death sparked an avalanche of donations in favor of a charity he was passionate about … with the help of Adam Sandler.
The 20-year-old Disney star worked closely with a charity, Thirst Project, which built wells to bring clean water to needy villages.
Co-founder and CEO of Thirst Project, Seth Maxwell, says TMZ … more than 350 people have donated money to the initiative in the honor of Cameron, for a total of $ 15,000.
Maxwell says the money comes from donations online via the charity 's website, and that' s a big chunk comes from a Facebook fundraiser launched by Adam Sandler.
Other celebrities also raise awareness and generate donations … from actors Skai Jackson and Nolan Gould, some of Cameron's industry friends, also consulted social media to encourage fans to donate to Thirst Project on behalf of Cameron.
Maxwell tells us that Thirst Project was inundated with DM and emails from people asking him how to be involved … and he says that there are a lot of ways for people to perpetuate Cameron's legacy.
Disney canceled an event on the red carpet "Descendants 3" honor Cameron … opting instead to give money on his behalf to Thirst Project. These funds are separate from the $ 15,000 individual donations.
As we reported for the first time … Cameron, who dead in his sleep from a crisis, suffered from epilepsy.