Disney star Cameron Boyce had apparently had epilepsy, a condition which can cause seizure, TMZ has revealed.
The actor passed away in his sleep on Saturday, and his family revealed that he had had a medical condition for which he was being treated.
TMZ has claimed Cameron was suffering from seizures caused by epilepsy and that law enforcement sources have confirmed it was a ‘natural death’.
Cameron, who starred in Descendants and Grown Ups was found unresponsive by his roommate, and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics after they could not revive him.
His family released a statement telling fans of his death: ‘It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron.
‘He 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.
‘We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.’
Cameron, who was just 20-years-old when he died, had been a fan favourite since the age of 11, when he made his first appearance on the Disney Channel and his co-stars and friends paid touching tribute to the much loved actor.
Although his diagnosis of epilepsy is yet to be confirmed by his family, the condition is characterised by repeated seizures which can range from ‘fits’.
Some treatments for epilepsy include medications to prevent seizures, special diets or even surgery to remove a small part of the brain responsible for the seizures.
Although epilepsy is a lifelong condition, most people who have it can live normal lives if their condition is controlled.
We have reached out to Cameron’s representatives for comment.
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