Michelle Obama pays tribute to late Disney star Cameron Boyce
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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Michelle Obama and Melinda Gates warn girls' education at risk due to pandemic Michelle Obama on depression: 'I'm doing just fine' MORE shared a message to the family and friends of late Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce on Tuesday, alongside a picture of the two taken during a White House visit.

In an Instagram post, the former first lady wrote that she and Boyce had met several times, and that the late 20-year-old actor had "incredible talent, but also an incredible heart."

Boyce died on Saturday from complications of a longstanding illness.


"I was lucky enough to share a few moments with Cameron Boyce — on set, at the White House, and on a service project — enough time to recognize that not only did he have incredible talent, but also an incredible heart. Sending out a lot of love and hugs to his family, friends, and his many, many fans," Obama wrote.

Obama made a guest appearance on Boyce's Disney Channel show "Jessie" in 2014 and appeared with him in a public service announcement about military families that aired the same year, according to People magazine.

He visited the White House later that year for the annual Easter Egg Roll, when the photo with Obama was taken.

A spokesperson for Boyce's family said Saturday that he died from a seizure disorder for which he had been receiving treatment.

“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” said the spokesperson.

“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. The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him,” they continued. “We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother.”