Dove Cameron is breaking her silence about the death of her Descendants costar Cameron Boyce. In an emotional six-part video shared to Instagram on Tuesday, Cameron, struggled to get through her handwritten note as she tearfully paid tribute to the late Disney Channel actor, whom she referred to as an “earth angel.”
The Liv and Maddie star began by explaining that it had taken her three days to speak out about Boyce’s sudden passing, in part because she had trouble coming to terms with her feelings and emotions. However, after going to therapy on Tuesday, Cameron said she felt ready to open up about the loss of her friend and planned on doing so in a letter.
“I felt really weird about posting about Cameron on social media because I felt really emotional and private and intimate and social media is the opposite of that,” she shared in the black-and-white video. “I just couldn’t quite reconcile the two or make them fit so I didn’t know what I was going to do.”
“I’ve decided that the only way to get through it right now is to be expressive and connective,” she continued, before revealing her open letter. “The last 72 hours have felt like two weeks, and I’ve spent them trying to make my thoughts and feelings into words and communicate about anything I’m feeling.”
While getting choked up, Cameron shared to his parents and sister, “You are all I can think about. My heart aches for you, I’m broken for you. I have close to nothing left, which tells me some small percentage about how you must be feeling.”
Cameron continued by noting how special Boyce was, recalling specific moments from their friendship in which the actor went out of his way to help her.
News of Boyce’s death was confirmed by the actor’s family on Saturday night.
By: Dammy Eneli