Cameron Boyce’s sister, Maya, just broke her silence in the days following her brother’s death, and her words are truly heartbreaking.
“Yes, he died. Yes, I’m sad. Cameron was my best friend,” 17-year-old Maya wrote alongside several pictures of her and Cameron throughout their childhood.
She continued, “He is someone I will always idolize. His smile could light up a room, unlike anyone else’s. He was perfect. He always said that if you have a voice, you have the privilege of using that voice for change, and he did not take that idea lightly.”
Maya wrote that Cameron was someone who “understood his responsibility as someone so many kids would look up to. Cameron always went out of his way to be giving and kind. He did more with his 20 years of life, than most people ever could with 100 years. He was actively charitable. He traveled the world.”
She acknowledges the immense tragedy, but writes, “I’m holding onto, and what I encourage you to hold onto as well, is the memory of his endless optimism.”
Maya says she was actually with Cameron in the hours before his death, and he seemed completely fine.
“I was with him hours before he died. It was normal and fun. We said, “I love you.” He was happy,” she reflected.
On Wednesday, Cameron’s father, Victor, posted a photo of the Disney star and also said he was with him hours before he passed away.
“My son. Just hours before he was snatched from our lives. I miss him terribly. I hope that no one ever has to feel the agony I’m feeling but no one is immune to tragedy, Victor wrote.
In the wake of Cameron’s death, Disney has cancelled the red carpet premiere of “Descendants 3” and announced they will make a charitable donation in his honor.