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Cameron Boyce's Family Confirms He Suffered a Fatal Seizure Due to Epilepsy

The Disney Channel star's family has opened up about his medical condition

Amanda Bell

Cameron Boyce's family is speaking out about the Disney star's tragic death on Saturday at the age of 20.

In a statement to People, Boyce's family revealed that the fatal seizure that claimed his life was "a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy." The family had previously confirmed that the actor was being treated for a then-unnamed medical condition at the time of his passing.

"We are still trying to navigate our way through this extremely heart-wrenching time, and continue to ask for privacy so that the family and all who knew and loved him can grieve his loss and make arrangements for his funeral -- which in and of itself, is agonizing," the statement continued.

Cameron's father, Victor Boyce, also wrote on Twitter that he was "overwhelmed by the love and support" the Boyce family has received in the wake of his son's death and added that it helps to "ease the pain of this nightmare."

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner performed an autopsy on Monday and, at the time, revealed that his official cause of death was still pending further investigation.

Boyce was known for his work as Carlos on the Disney Channel's Descendantsfilms and TV series, the comedy series Jessie, Disney Junior's animated series Jack and the Never Land Pirates, and Disney XD's Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.

The news of his death inspired an outpouring of support from his former colleagues in Hollywood and those who'd worked with him on his philanthropic endeavors, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, who wrote in a tribute post that she "was lucky enough to share a few moments with Cameron Boyce -- on set, at the White House and on a service project -- enough time to recognize that not only did he have incredible talent, but also an incredible heart."