Cameron Boyce’s sister is holding on to the memory of her final moments with the Disney star as she copes with his death.
Maya Boyce took to Instagram on July 11 to remember the positive impact Cameron had on her life and the world around him.
Yes, he died. Yes, I’m sad. Cameron was my best friend. He is someone I will always idolize. His smile could light up a room, unlike anyone else’s. [Cameron] 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. He understood his responsibility as someone so many kids would look up to. Cameron always went out of his way to be giving and kind.”
Furthermore, Maya went on to explain the things she felt defined her late brother’s life.
The grieving sibling wrote:
He did more with his 20 years of life, than most people ever could with 100 years. [Cameron] was actively charitable. He traveled the world. He made creativity and art his life’s mission and he encouraged others to do the same. Of course, I am devastated. I will be for the rest of my life. But what I’m holding onto, and what I encourage you to hold onto as well, is the memory of his endless optimism. He was sunlight wearing shoes. I can confidently say, he wants us to celebrate, grow, and persevere.
She ended her statement remembering her last moments with Cameron.
“Yes, he died. Yes, I’m sad. I’m also happy. And grateful. I was with him hours before he died. It was normal and fun. We said, ‘I love you.’ He was happy. I spent 17 years knowing what it was like to be loved by Cameron Boyce. That is the most beautiful gift I have ever received.”
As Dearly previously reported, the “Jessie” star passed away after suffering a seizure in his sleep on July 6.
As TMZ later reported, the “ongoing medical condition” Cameron suffered from was epilepsy. The reported seizure that claimed the actor’s life may have been triggered by the disorder.
Prior to the teen’s post, Victor Boyce, who is Maya and Cameron’s father, thanked fans for their love and support through this “nightmare.”