Sad news hit Hollywood this weekend, as a rising star in the entertainment industry passed away unexpectedly. Among the celebrities reacting to the tragic loss, Adam Sandler paid tribute to his late co-star Cameron Boyce in a social media post that is breaking fans’ hearts.
The two had shared the screen in 2010’s Grown Ups and the sequel, 2013’s Grown Ups 2, in both of which Boyce played Keith Feder, the son of Sandler’s character, Lenny Feder. Sandler also made a cameo in Boyce’s Disney Channel series Jessie.
TMZ first reported the news of Boyce’s death, explaining that paramedics were called to Boyce’s home when he was found unresponsive in bed. Upon hearing the news of Boyce’s death, a clearly emotional Sandler took to social media to share his heartfelt sadness over the tragic loss. “Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid,” Sandler wrote, continuing, “Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences.”
Sandler wasn’t the only one who’d worked with Boyce to honor the memory of the talented young star. Bryce’s Descendants director — the third installment of which Boyce had only recently finished filming — wrote on Instagram of Boyce’s death, “You left a big piece of your heart for those of us who knew and loved you in this life and you left with a big piece of our hearts today.”