Cameron Boyce's 'sudden unexpected' death was caused by epilepsy, coroner rules

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The Los Angeles Coroner's office has determined that epilepsy caused the "sudden unexpected death" of Disney star Cameron Boyce.

Boyce, just 20, was found unresponsive in his North Hollywood home and pronounced dead at 2:35 p.m. on July 6. He was best known for starring in the Disney Channel franchises "Jessie" and "Descendants" and had appeared in films including "Grown Ups," "Grown Ups 2" and "Eagle Eye."

At the time, Boyce's family told ABC News – which is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group owned by the Walt Disney Co. – that the actor succumbed to a seizure.

"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 family said.

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Cameron Boyce died July 6 at age 20. The medical examiner says his death was caused by epilepsy.
Cameron Boyce died July 6 at age 20. The medical examiner says his death was caused by epilepsy.

On July 8, the Los Angeles Coroner conducted an autopsy, but the cause and manner of death was deferred due to the need for additional testing.

The manner of death is now conclusively "certified as natural" the coroner's statement Tuesday states.

Over the weekend, Boyce's family posted poignant photo memories.

"My sunshine," wrote Libby Boyce next to a picture of her smiling son.

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My sunshine☀️

A post shared by Libby Boyce (@libboyce) on Jul 27, 2019 at 3:40pm PDT

Victor Boyce posted a photo of himself hoisting baby son Cameron in the air.

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❤️

A post shared by Victor Boyce (@thevictorboyce) on Jul 22, 2019 at 12:44pm PDT

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce death caused by epilepsy: Coroner