Skai Jackson’s Tribute to Cameron Boyce

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Mary-Edith Cox, Social Media Chair

 This week on Dancing With The Stars, Skai Jackson turned her foxtrot into a touching tribute to her late Jessie co-star and close friend, Cameron Boyce. In July 2019, Cameron Boyce, who had epilepsy, passed away during his sleep due to a seizure.

 

Skai chose the song “Ordinary People” by John Legend, and explained to her partner Alan Bersten that she wanted to dedicate this week’s dance to Cameron. During their practice, she said, “He was kind of like a big brother figure for me and always looked out for me. He molded me into the person that I am now.” Skai tearfully went on to say that she misses Cameron every day and has a picture of them together on her phone case.

 

“It makes me a little bit sad, of course, that he’s not here,” Skai continued. “But I know that he’d be really proud of me. I know that he loved Dancing With The Stars, and he loved dancing. That’s why I’m really excited to do this dance, because it is for him.”

 

After that beautiful introduction, Skai and Alan went out and danced a stunning foxtrot to rave reviews from the judges — even scoring the first 10 of the season from Carrie Ann Inaba. She also encouraged viewers to donate to the Cameron Boyce Foundation, which carries on Cameron’s legacy by supporting causes of peace, ending gun violence, and supporting clean water. Then, she followed up with another tweet about the experience right after she got offstage: “Just got offstage.. I did my thing for Cameron tonight <3”