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Lamb Of God frontman mourns death of Disney star Cameron Boyce

Sunday, July 07, 2019 11:01 AM PT
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Disney Channel staple Cameron Boyce passed away Saturday, July 6 at the age of 20 from an "ongoing medical condition" and Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has paid tribute to the actor, with whom he worked this past winter. Blythe's Instagram tribute, including a photo he personally took, can be found below.

"'Shine on, Bright Star' Hollywood, CA. 1.5.2019 It is with a heavy heart that I must bid this young man, Cameron Boyce, a peaceful journey on his trip to the great beyond. I met Cameron working in Hollywood- we did some acting together for an upcoming production. Cameron was a Disney child actor, now growing into a young man- he was just 20 years old when he died last night of natural causes due to an ongoing medical condition. Despite being a famous as a child star, he was as about as down to earth as a person could get, which greatly impressed me- there was absolutely zero sense of entitlement about him. We had a lot of laughs on set, not mention good talks on the nature and perils of fame. Cameron was incredibly talented- he could dance, sing, and was a brilliant actor with a great sense of humor and a genuine curiosity about the world- just truly a joy to watch perform. I would watch him on set doing his thing and think 'Man- he's SO GOOD'. Incidentally, his paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Allen) Boyce, is a Civil Rights icon, one of the first 12 African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the south, in 1956- I believe that this sort of upbringing lead to his strength of character, and philanthropic nature. Although he and I came from very different worlds- the Disney scene and the heavy metal music world are pretty much polar opposites- we got along well and I was really looking forward to seeing and working with him again. I extend my most sincere condolences to Cameron's family and friends. The world needs more socially aware and kind hearted young men, and we certainly lost a good one last night. I took this photo on set- you can see the kindness in his eyes. Safe journey, bro- see you on the other side."


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"Shine on, Bright Star" Hollywood, CA. 1.5.2019 It is with a heavy heart that I must bid this young man, @thecameronboyce, a peaceful journey on his trip to the great beyond. I met Cameron working in Hollywood- we did some acting together for an upcoming production. Cameron was a Disney child actor, now growing into a young man- he was just 20 years old when he died last night of natural causes due to an ongoing medical condition. Despite being a famous as a child star, he was as about as down to earth as a person could get, which greatly impressed me- there was absolutely zero sense of entitlement about him. We had a lot of laughs on set, not mention good talks on the nature & perils of fame. Cameron was incredibly talented- he could dance, sing, & was a brilliant actor with a great sense of humor & a genuine curiosity about the world- just truly a joy to watch perform. I would watch him on set doing his thing & think "Man- he's SO GOOD." Incidentally, his paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Allen) Boyce, is a Civil Rights icon, one of the first 12 African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the south, in 1956- I believe that this sort of upbringing lead to his strength of character, & philanthropic nature. Although he & I came from very different worlds- the Disney scene & the heavy metal music world are pretty much polar opposites- we got along well & I was really looking forward to seeing & working with him again. I extend my most sincere condolences to Cameron's family & friends. The world needs more socially aware & kind hearted young men, & we certainly lost a good one last night. I took this photo on set- you can see the kindness in his eyes. Safe journey, bro- see you on the other side. #ripcameronboyce #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #???? #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

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