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|August 10, 2020|
Family reveals cause of Cameron Boyce's death
HOLLYWOOD – The entertainment world has been saddened by the loss of three luminaries.
Cameron Boyce, the actor known for starring in the Disney Channel series “Jessie” and the “Descendants” TV movies, has died. He was 20. Boyce died due to an “ongoing medical condition,” his family said. The fatal seizure that Boyce suffered was caused by epilepsy.
His family told People magazine that Boyce's "tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy."
Martin Charnin, a Tony-winning lyricist and writer best known for creating and directing the Broadway musical “Annie,” died Saturday after suffering a heart attack. He was 84. His daughter confirmed the news on Facebook.
João Gilberto, a Brazilian musician best known for his pioneering work within the Bossa Nova genre, died Saturday, his son confirmed on Facebook. He was 88. Gilberto first introduced the bossa nova genre to the world in 1959 with his groundbreaking album “Chega de Saudade.” The new sound was a mix of traditional samba music and more modern jazz sounds, all tied together with Gilberto’s unique guitar playing ability.
Story Date: July 15, 2019