Disney Channel announced Thursday the cancellation of the first on the red carpet of "Descendants 3" following the death of Cameron Boyce. Instead, she will donate to a non-profit organization in honor of the last actor.
"We are proud to be part of Cameron Boyce's legacy by showcasing his talents on screen, but we cancel the first event on the red carpet of" Descendants 3 "(scheduled for July 22nd). Instead, the Walt Disney Company will donate to the Thirst Project, a philanthropic organization to which Cameron was deeply committed, "reads a Disney Channel statement to Fox News.
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Disney Channel added that "with the permission of the Boyce family", he "will also devote the broadcast" of "Descendants 3" to his memory. Cameron played Vil's Cruella son, Carlos, in the fantastic musical franchise.
Alongside the "Descendants" series, Boyce starred in the "Jessie" series of 2011 and Disney's "Player to Everyone" series, as well as in "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". "Disney Junior.
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Boyce died following a seizure on Saturday. The seizure "resulted from a persistent state of health, which was epilepsy," said the family of the actor in a statement issued at the time.
In his final interview before his death, Boyce spoke of his desire to surrender.
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In May, he told Haute Living: "There is a long list of people who make a difference in my family. I am in the footsteps of very strong men and women who have shown me what giving back means; it's the best way to fill yourself. "
Boyce's actions are even more eloquent than his words: the actor won the Pioneering Spirit Award at the 9th annual Thirst Gala last November for raising more than $ 30,000 for the Thirst project, which allowed for the construction of two new wells in Swaziland.
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"Many people have the heart to give back, but many do not know how .. I try to be the bridge between these people – that it 's about involving them in the business. one of my campaigns or inspire them by showing them a plan of how to involve others, "he said, adding," Every time I talk to someone who shares that similar passion, we say that there is not a lot of more euphoric feelings. "Changing someone's life positively changes yours for the better."
Jessica Sager of Fox News contributed to this story.