Cameron Boyce‘s younger sister, Maya Boyce, has opened up on social media following her brother’s untimely passing earlier this week.
The 17-year-old sister of the actor shared a few of her favorite photos of him, all while opening up about accepting his death.
“Yes, he dies. Yes, I’m sad,” she pointed out first. “Cameron was my best friend. He is someone I will always idolize. his smile could like up a room, unlike anyone else’s. He was perfect.”
Maya continued, “He always said that if you have a voice, you have the privilege of using that voice for change, and he did not take that idea lightly. he understood his responsibility as someone who many kids would look up to.
“Cameron always went out of his way to be giving and kind. he did more with his 20 years of life, than most people ever could with 100 years. He was actively charitable. He traveled the world. He made creativity and art his life’s mission, and he encouraged others to do the same.
“Of course, I am devastated. I will be for the rest of my life. But what I’m holding onto, and what I encourage you to hold onto as well, is the memory of his endless optimism.
“He was sunlight wearing shoes. I can confidently say, he wants us to celebrate, grow and persevere. Yes, he died. Yes, I’m sad. I’m also happy, and grateful. I was with him hours before he died. It was normal and fun. We said ‘I love you’. He was happy.
“I spent 17 years knowing what it was like to be loved by Cameron Boyce. That is the most beautiful gift I have ever received.”
The preliminary report about Cameron‘s cause of death was released earlier today.