The sudden death of actor Cameron Boyce is already having a direct affect on plans for the premiere of the film he was once such a vital part of. This week, Disney Channel announced that they would be cancelling the July 22 red carpet premiere for Descendants 3 in light of Boyce’s death.
Fans will recall that the actor, who passed away on Saturday (July 6) in his sleep after a suspected epileptic seizure, played Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos in all three films of the franchise. Descendants 3 is scheduled to premiere on the network on August 2.
In a statement, Disney Channel also announced that The Walt Disney Company will be making a special donation to the Thirst Project, a philanthropic organization that the 20-year-old had enthusiastically supported in recent years. The donation will essentially take the place of the red carpet premiere.
“We’re proud to be part of Cameron Boyce’s legacy by showcasing his talents on screen, but we are cancelling the red carpet premiere event for “Descendants 3” scheduled for July 22 and instead, The Walt Disney Company will make a donation to the Thirst Project, a philanthropic organization to which Cameron was deeply committed,” the network’s statement read.
In February of 2018, Boyce joined his film co-stars Dove Cameron, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, China Anne McClain, and Sofia Carson to announce that the third part of the film series was in the works. The first installment of the fantasy flick premiered back in 2015.
Our thoughts remain with Cameron Boyce’s family and friends.