On July 6, the world grieved after news broke that 20-year-old Disney star Cameron Boyce had passed away.
As Dearly previously reported, initial reports revealed that Boyce passed away in his sleep after enduring a seizure that was “a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy.”
Now, the coroner’s report is confirming the news and revealing more details around Boyce’s sudden and unexpected passing. As E! News reports, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner wrote in the release that Boyce suffered a “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” and labeled his passing as natural.
The report also revealed that Boyce was last seen alive by his housemate just after midnight on July 6. The 20-year-old was found unconscious by friends who decided to check on him later that afternoon. They found him in his bed.
His friends attempted to perform CPR on the actor until first responders arrived. Paramedics declared Boyce dead at 2:35 p.m.
Toxicology tests revealed that the only drug found in Boyce’s system was a common anti-seizure medication called Levetiracetam. The report stated that Boyce had lived with “non-traumatic” epilepsy for three years, causing him to endure several seizures over that time.
Shortly after Boyce’s passing, his father, Victor Boyce, shared the last photo he ever took of his son on Instagram.
The proud father wrote:
My son. Just hours before he was snatched from our lives. I miss him terribly. I hope that no one ever has to feel the agony I’m feeling but no one is immune to tragedy. The outpouring of love and support our family continues to receive is so beautiful and appreciated. Thank you all for helping us through our worst possible situation.
And in a joint statement, Boyce’s mom Libby said:
He was the very definition of human kindness, and a light that will forever shine as his spirit lives on in all who knew and loved him. He was the rock of our family and he always had a positive, heartwarming, insightful and caring outlook on everything and everyone.
The pain we have endured and are continuing to endure is indescribable, but we are making every effort to move forward and ensure that Cameron’s legacy and all that he stood for is honored. He was and is, so cherished and we will hold him in our hearts forever. He is our shooting star.
Boyce has since been laid to rest in a private ceremony.