However, following his death on Saturday, Disney said the premiere will no longer go ahead and instead a donation will be made to the Thirst Project, a charity Boyce was "deeply committed" to. He played Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil, starting with 2015's "Descendants" and reprised the role in the 2017 sequel.
Boyce's family issued a statement to People magazine offering more details about Boyce's health in his final days, noting his "tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy".
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office announced Thursday that Boyce, 20, died of natural causes on July 6 after he was found unresponsive at his North Hollywood home.
In April, Boyce was awarded the Pioneering Spirit Award at the ninth annual Thirst Gala after raising $30,000 for the Thirst Project, which aims to bring awareness about the global water crisis and build wells in Swaziland. His smile could light up a room, unlike anyone else's. "He understood his responsibility as someone so many kids would look up to", she continued.
"He was sunlight wearing shoes". But what I'm holding onto, and what I encourage you to hold onto as well, is the memory of his endless optimism. I can confidently say, he wants us to celebrate, grow and persevere.
"My son ... I miss him terribly", Victor captioned an image of a smirking Boyce.