Dove Cameron is opening up about the loss of Cameron Boyce.
Earlier this month, Boyce, Cameron’s “Descendants” co-star and longtime friend, died suddenly. It was later revealed, in his official autopsy report, her suffered a “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.”
In a new interview with Seventeen magazine, the actress, 23, revealed how she and her co-stars are leaning on eachother for support.
After hearing the devastating news, she called Boo Boo Stewart, “We just sobbed without speaking,” she explained. “If there was a word stronger than devastated that could describe the depth of pain that I was feeling, I would use it.”
And the co-stars are still in constant contact, making sure everyone is okay. “Me, Boo Boo, Cam and Sofia [Carson] still have our core four group chat active and open, as we have for five years. It’s hard when there are no adequate words to express the pain we are all feeling, but the usual text is ‘Love you.’ Or ‘Are you eating?’ Or ‘How are we all today?’ I think something like this horrible loss makes you realize how important you are all to each other. I am grateful for my chosen family at a time like this.”
Her boyfriend Thomas Doherty, who plays Harry Hook in the Disney franchise, has also been next to Cameron’s side.
“He’s a pure soul,” she gushed. “A well-intended, completely innocent source of care and generosity, humility and never-ending patience. I’ve never experienced an equality like we have, a real admission of who and what we are together and the guttural knowing that this is right.”
“Thomas has been my rock,” she added. “Every thought or feeling I have, no matter how strange or dark or heavy, he is a safe space for me, a never-ending well of patience and generosity. He is my world.”
Read more from Cameron here.