L. A. (AFP) - Disney megastar Cameron Boyce, who died remaining week in his sleep following a seizure, suffered from epilepsy, his family showed Wednesday.

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The 20-12 months-old actor, fine acknowledged for his starring position within the "Descendants" television films, exceeded away "due to a seizure because of an ongoing medical circumstance, and that situation changed into epilepsy," the own family advised human beings magazine.

"we're nevertheless seeking to navigate our manner through this extraordinarily heart-wrenching time, and preserve to invite for privateness in order that the own family and all who knew and cherished him can grieve his loss and make preparations for his funeral -- which in and of itself, is agonizing," his family delivered.

the la County medical expert s workplace said Monday that an autopsy have been carried out on Boyce, however an legit reason of demise has yet to be introduced.

The medical expert stated the actor changed into discovered unresponsive at his domestic on Saturday afternoon and became said useless on the scene.

Tributes have poured in for the actor due to the fact his dying, together with from former first female Michelle Obama, who tweeted a image with Boyce on Tuesday night.

"i was fortunate sufficient to share a few moments with Cameron Boyce -- on set, on the White house and on a provider venture -- enough time to understand that not most effective did he have awesome skills, but also an incredible heart," Obama wrote.

"Sending love & hugs to his family, friends and his many, many fanatics."

The actor s "Descendants" co-celebrity Dove Cameron also posted a tearful six-element video on Instagram, referring to Boyce as an "earth angel."

"Cameron was one in all my favourite human beings alive in the international, though I know that s no longer precise to me," she said. "Cameron turned into magic -- an earth angel.

"over the past six years, in view that he was simplest 14, Cameron talked me down from infinite ledges, talked me through consuming problems, helped me out of a dark courting and via endless breakdowns," she said, including that he turned into "the remaining instance of a individual."