Cameron Boyce's parents speak out after his death

Victor and Libby Boyce tell ABC News in an exclusive interview the "Descendants" star was "in a place where he was truly happy."
2:17 | 08/14/19

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I really want to share with you a first look at our exclusive interview with Cameron Boyce's parents, Victor and lib Y. They're speaking for the first time since his tragic death, and calling him the bedrock of the family. The night he passed away, we were out to dinner with him hours before. It was a beautiful family dinner. There was no indication anything was wrong. I mean there's no way to know, in hours, my son will be dead. It was just staggeringly crazy and horrible. We were texting that night. He didn't want his epilepsy to define him either. It didn't. It didn't. And it didn't. It didn't define him. He wasn't scared. He never complained about anything ever. He loved life. He was in a place -- this is the hardest thing. He was in a place where he was truly happy. Cameron was always happy. Never a negative thing came out of his mouth, never, but he was just really finding his groove. He was transitioning from being a kid to a young adult. But he was really, like, really getting into the charity stuff, really getting into what he wanted to do with his voice which is what we always told him to do. Use your voice. Use it to make positive in the world, and that's when he was starting to do. Yes. And we also spoke about how the parents are going to carry on his legacy through his foundation and making people aware of epilepsy and other issues that were very close to Cameron's heart like ending gun violence. Speaking with the parents yesterday, and it just -- their message for everyone, especially the young viewers because I remember you said your children and daughters -- My daughters loved watching him in "Jessie." It was a bright star and positive role model. It's universally thought he's such a wonderful young man, and when you hear the parents sitting down with robin, you understand why he's such a great young man. Their advice, use your voice. His grandmother is part of the Clinton 12, the school in Tennessee. You can see the interview with the parents. It will air tomorrow morning right here on "Gma." They feel the love from everybody. We feel it from them too. We do.

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