World News – US – Skai Jackson recalls Cameron Boyce in heartwarming tribute to ‘DWTS’


Skai Jackson pays tribute to his friend and former co-star, Cameron Boyce, who died last July at the age of 20

Top 13 Night of Dancing With the Stars kicked off Monday with a heartwarming performance from the Disney star and his professional partner, Alan Bersten Both honored Boyce by dancing an emotional Foxtrot to John Legend’s “Ordinary People”

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« I want this dance to be dedicated to Cameron, who was a very close friend of mine and co-star, » said Jackson, 18, who starred alongside Boyce on Jessie, in a preview video. recorded that aired before the performance « He Was In My Life For Half My Life Which Was Crazy We’ve been building this bond for years and years and years »

« He shaped me into the person I am now Of course I miss him everyday, but I have him on my phone case so I can see him, » she continued. , starting to cry « It’s sad that he wasn’t here to see it I know he would be really proud of me He loved to dance with the stars and dance »

Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli all seemed surprised by the dance Inaba said: « I was blown away by this earlier, I’m beyond words, it was just pure perfection, « while Hough commented: » It was my favorite dance of the night So beautiful You are an exquisite ballroom dancer « 

Jackson and Bersten had a total score of 28/30 for the routine, including Inaba’s top 10 of the season

As ET previously reported, Boyce died of an epileptic seizure in July 2019 In addition to Jessie, the actor was best known for appearing in a variety of other Disney programs including Descendants, Shake It Up and Liv and Maddie

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Boyce also made an appearance on Dancing With the Stars in April 2011, as the featured dancer for Macy’s « Stars of Dance » « After his death, Jackson shared a snippet of the routine (on » Stand by Me « ) on her Instagram account, to showcase just one of her friend’s many talents

« I don’t even know where to start I’m at a loss for words, » read another tribute post shared by Jackson at the time « I never thought that in a million years I would write this Cam you were one of a kind My heart will be broken forever I’m so happy I got to spend almost every day with you on set you gave the best hugs « 

In April, Jackson also recalled some of his memories of Boyce during a virtual reunion with Jessie on Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley’s YouTube series Stars in the House

« One of my favorite memories of Cameron was meeting him for the first time, » she said « I remember a week before I met him I saw him in Dancing With the Stars and I was just thinking, ‘This boy is so talented; he is so good ‘ »

« And then for the audition for Jessie I was in California and so excited to meet him, » she added « He treated me like one of his right away It was amazing « 

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