Disney canceled the first on the red carpet of "Descendants 3" after the sudden death of actor Cameron Boyce.
"We are proud to be part of Cameron Boyce's legacy by showcasing his talents on screen, but we cancel the event on the red carpet of" Descendants 3. "Instead, The Walt Disney Company will donate to Thirst Project, a philanthropic organization that Cameron was deeply committed to, "Disney told Page Six in a statement released Thursday.
The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization that aims to work with young people to end the global water crisis.
The red carpet was originally scheduled for July 22nd.
Boyce died on July 6 after an epileptic seizure in his California home. He was 20 years old.
"With the permission of the Boyce family, Disney Channel will dedicate the broadcast of" Descendants 3 "in memory of Cameron Boyce," the statement said.
Over the past week, Boyce's other stars, Disney, have turned to social media to pay tribute to the actor.
"To the boy whose contagious laugh I can still hear. The boy who left everyone hopeful and full of love, wrote on Peyton List the star of "Jessie" on Instagram. "He was younger than me but taught me to spread love and kindness more than anyone in my life."
"Descendants 3" will premiere on Disney Channel on August 2nd.