Disney star Cameron Boyce had epilepsy — it’s more common and costly than you might think

Disney star Cameron Boyce’s death at the age of 20 after fatal seizure is bringing attention to a condition that affects 1 in 26 Americans and is getting more expensive to treat.

Boyce, who starred in the 2008 horror film “Mirrors” and the Disney DIS, +0.51% Channel kids show “Jessie,” was found dead in his home on Saturday. Boyce “passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated,” a representative for the actor’s family said. Boyce suffered from epilepsy and that condition caused the seizure that led to his death, his family said.

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