8 Jul – "Too young. Too sweet. Too funny," Adam Sandler posted hours earlier on his Instagram, upon hearing of young actor Cameron Boyce's sudden passing.
"Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid," Sandler added.
It's been almost six years since their last movie together, "Grown Ups 2", was released but it seems that Sandler still has a soft spot for the Disney star who played his son Keithie in both the 2010 "Grown Ups" and its 2013 sequel.
20-year-old Boyce passed away in his sleep, which a spokesperson on behalf of the Boyce family told ABC News, "was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated."
Apart from Sandler, many others, celebrities and fans alike, expressed their condolences online, including Disney CEO Bob Iger, who paid tribute to the late actor on his Twitter.
Singer Charlie Puth, despite not knowing Boyce personally, also posted a message for the late actor as Puth said that "it looks like he was someone who exuded wonderful, positive feelings and was a role model to many."
"Let his legacy live on and inspire millions more to carry themselves in the same way. He will be missed, but will still always be here," the singer stated.
Boyce shot to fame for starring in Disney TV and movie series including "Jessie" and "Descendants", and was earlier this year cast in HBO's "Mrs. Fletcher" (which is now among his posthumous releases). Apart from Sandler's movies, he was previously seen on the big screen in movies like "Mirrors" and "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer."
His upcoming posthumous works include "Descendants 3" and "Paradise City".
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