Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek Share Heartfelt Tributes After Death of Their On-Screen Son

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Since learning of 20-year-old actor Cameron Boyce’s sudden death, tributes have been pouring in from the young man’s friends and co-stars, including Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek, who played the actor’s on-screen parents in the films “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2.”

On July 6, Boyce’s family confirmed the actor’s death, stating “He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated.”

One of Boyce’s most beloved roles was playing the young Keithie Feder in “Grown Ups” and its sequel, starring alongside Sandler and Hayek as the pair’s son.

Sandler took to social media to mourn the loss of the boy he’d gotten to know while they filmed together.

“Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid,” Sandler wrote.

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“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.‬”

Celebrity Rob Schneider chimed in on Sandler’s post, writing, “Cameron was simply the nicest boy I ever met.”

Hayek also posted a heartfelt tribute to the young actor, expressing her sorrow over his untimely death.

“I had the privilege to play Cameron’s mother in #grownups 1 and 2 and we stayed in touch through the years,” Hayek wrote.

“He was spirited, talented, kind, generous, funny and a shining light. His joy will live in our hearts forever as he goes on dancing and shining elsewhere. My heart goes to his lovely family.”

Actress Skai Jackson, who worked alongside Boyce for four seasons on the Disney Channel, penned a heartbreaking tribute to the actor, writing in part:

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“I’m at a loss for words … My heart will be forever broken … Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had.”

Boyce’s heartbroken family asked for privacy as they grieve and process the sudden death of their son and brother.

Our hearts go out to his family during this painful time.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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