He was an Earth AngelDove Cameron, via Instagram
With the sudden passing of Cameron Boyce many things have changed not just for his fans, but for his co-stars, friends, and family. A few days ago, after trying to cope with the unforeseen death of Cameron, co-star Dove Cameron (who plays Mal in Disney’s Descendants) posted a 6 part video on their Instagrams sending their condolences to the Boyce family and sharing all the great things that they remember about Boyce.
Through her tears of grief Cameron posted a video on her Instagram, in the six part video Cameron read a letter she wrote (a suggestion from a therapist). The letter explained everything she felt about the loss of her friend, after explaining that she couldn’t imagine how the Boyce family felt Cameron continued with “Over the last 6 years, since he was only 14, Cameron talked me down from countless ledges, got me through eating disorders, helped me out of a dark relationship and through endless breakdowns. He would whisper the dance moves to me on live television when I didn’t know what I was doing or hold my hand quietly to communicate he was listening when we both knew we were thinking the same thing.”
After a deep breath Cameron continued the letter with a memory from behind the scenes of the Descendants movies that they were in together, “I can’t count on my hands the number of times we ruined something because we couldn’t stop making each other laugh.”
Trying to hold back the tears she went on to describe her friends personality, “Everyone keeps talking about how talented he was, he was undoubtedly the most talented person we will ever know. But what was special about Cameron was who he was in the moments when maybe no one was looking, the moments in between the big ones, when he didn’t have to be good or kind, Cameron was always good and kind. He was selfless and generous, he was magnanimous, inarguably a true full anthrept at only 20. Loved by anyone who was lucky enough to experience his light and indescribable energy. Cameron was the ultimate example of a human being.”
She finished the letter with a message to her late friend, “Good-bye my dear dear friend and brother. You leave behind a colossal wake, a profound chasm, but you also leave millions and millions of deeply impacted, hope filled, and love filled human beings who are who they are because of you and how you spent your brief 20 years on this earth. What a gift you were, you turned the world on its head. We can all only hope to be have the human that you were and you deserved so much more time. Goodbye to an Earth Angel. I will spend my life missing and loving you and all the better for knowing you.”
Disney Channel has canceled the “Descendants 3” Red Carpet Premiere that was set to be televised on July 22nd and instead donate to the Thirst Project, a non profit foundation that Boyce supported very much.
Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that works with the support of young people to END the global water crisis by building freshwater wells in developing communities that need safe, clean drinking water. Why Water? Health and Sanitation: Waterborne diseases kill more children every single year than AIDS, Malaria, and all world violence combined. Small children typically do not have strong enough immune systems to fight diseases like cholera, dysentery, or schistosomiasis.
We hope you will join the Disney Company in donating to the Thirst Project also.