Jackson, who worked alongside Boyce for years on the Disney Channel series Jessie, spoke to Entertainment Tonight prior to the Lion King premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday about losing her friend.
“He was like a brother to me, so it’s very sad,” Jackson said, tearing up. “And he was just a happy person, it was very unfortunate. But we’re going to continue his legacy, and I know he would be proud of us.”
“Yeah, it’s really sad,” the 17-year-old added.
Boyce’s family confirmed this week that the 20-year-old had died “due to a seizure which was the result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated.” On Wednesday, they confirmed he’d suffered from epilepsy.
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