Chad Boyce was a cameraman on the set of The 100, a popular television series. He died unexpectedly in April 2018. After his death, an episode from the series was dedicated to him as a tribute.
The 100 television series follows a group of young survivors who are sent back to Earth from a space station known as the Ark to determine if it is habitable after a devastating nuclear war.
What Was Chad Boyce From The 100 Character’s Name and Which Role Did He Play?
Chad Boyce, also known as Chad Phillip Boyce, never played any character on popular television series The 100, rather, he was a cameraman, and became well-known for his involvement with the show. He began his professional journey as a camera trainee in the film “Punch” (2002) and later had the opportunity to work with the International Cinematographer Guild 669 (ICG) due to his passion for his craft.
During his time with the ICG, a company based in British Columbia, Canada, Chad served as a second assistant cameraman and received recognition for his work on shows such as Riverdale, Wynonna Earp, and Underwater podcasts.
What Happened To Chad Boyce The 100?
Born on September 23, 1978, in Vancouver, Canada, Chad Boyce tragically died on April 17 2018 while actively involved in the beloved television series , The 100. The news of his sudden passing sent shockwaves through the hearts of those who knew him, including fans of the TV show. At first, the devastating news was met with disbelief, as Chad was known to be a vibrant, young, and healthy individual, full of life and passion for his craft.
Following his death, the creators of the series decided to honor his memory and during the airing of the fifth episode of Season 4, viewers were met with a solemn message that appeared on the screen: “In Loving Memory of Chad Boyce.” The impact of this tribute was profound, as it served as a poignant reminder of his invaluable contribution to the series and the significant role he played behind the scenes.
How Did Chad Boyce from The 100 Die?
Specific details on how Chad Boyce’s death occurred are yet to be made public. After the news of his death broke, several speculations about how he died or the cause of his death surfaced.
Some individuals suggested that he was grappling with significant health challenges, while others alleged that he died from a drug overdose. However, according to a Facebook post by Chad’s friend, Boyce overdosed and died.
Fans of the The 100 were unaware of Chad’s death, and only knew about it when an episode of the show was dedicated to him. Prior to his death, Chad had embarked on a trip to Hawaii, visiting various destinations, including Spain and the Roman temple. He had also recently toured Asia before his died.
Chad Boyce’s Obituary
On the 4th of May 2018, Chad’s death was officially announced on Facebook with Photos of Boyce by Dale Shaben, Boyce’s longtime friend who also organized Boyce’s memorial. Dale wrote; “R.I.P. Chad you are so missed, I am still in shock and I will always remember our good times from the time you were a cute little monkey, I would get such a kick out of you and that beautiful smile.. I miss you and u will always be in my heart of hearts. Your mom passed so young it’s hard to believe now you are gone at such a young age my friend.. God be with you.. ????”
Chad’s memorial was also announced on the 15th of May 2018. The memorial service was held at Polish Hall on Fraser Street in Vancouver on May 26, 2018. The event was lovingly referred to as the “Celebration of Life” for Chad Boyce.
After the memorial, Chad’s obituary poster was published on the 28th of May 2018 on Facebook. Friends and sympathizers shared their condolences in the comment section of the post.