Cameron Boyce

As you all may know, Disney star, Cameron Boyce, recently passed away on July 6, 2019.  Cameron Boyce was born on May 28, 1999.  His father is Afro Caribbean and African American while his mother is White.

Boyce started his career in 2008.  He made an appearance in Panic! At the Disco’s music video for “That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed).”  Cameron Boyce was best known for his roles in the Disney Show “Jessie” as funny and mischievous “Luke Ross,” the Disney “Descendants” series as Carlos, and his role as “Keithie Feder” in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2.  He not only gave laughter to boys and girls all over the United States, he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.

In Boyce’s interview with Haute Living, he explained his passion for giving back and helping others.  While Cameron Boyce was alive, he worked on many philanthropic initiatives that brought awareness to the Global Water Crisis.  He raised more than $30,000 for the Thirst Project; this organization brings underdeveloped countries clean water.  Along with the Thirst Project, Boyce supported United Way’s initiative to end homelessness.  He joined United Way at their Home Walk 2019, earlier this year in May in LA.

Cameron Boyce credited his family for his passion for those in need.  He said, “I’m following in the footsteps of some really strong men and women who have showed me what it means to give back.”  This included his grandmother, Jo Ann Boyce.  She was part of a group, the Clinton 12, made up of African American students who were the first to desegregate a southern, state-supported high school in 1956.  Boyce also said “Being African American and Jewish, I have plenty of ancestors and family members that I can look to for strength, and more importantly, for a grateful outlook on life.  Every one of them clawed and scratched for my sister and I to be in the position we’re in today.”

Cameron Boyce definitely left a hole in many fans hearts, but more importantly he left us remembering his light he shined on those in need.  Cameron Boyce was an incredible representative of the multiracial community.  We will miss you dearly, rest in peace Cameron Boyce.

Madelyn Rempel Project RACE Kids president

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