The Disney Channel Latin America announced Sebastián Athié's passing on Sunday

By Robyn Merrett
July 06, 2020 07:05 PM
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Disney star Sebastián Athié has died. He was 24.

Athié's rep Joe Miguel Gil tells PEOPLE he died of a sudden heart attack.

"[The family] is very grateful for all the signs of affection from everyone, they also ask for some privacy and respect in these tough moments," Gil adds.

The Disney Channel Latin America announced the late star's death on Sunday on Twitter and Instagram.

"Rest in peace, Sebas. Your art and your smile stay forever," Disney Channel LA wrote alongside a smiling photo of Athié, which has been translated to English.

"We regret the departure of Sebastián Athié and we will always remember him for his talent, companionship, professionalism and above all enormous heart. We accompany his family, friends and fans in his farewell."

Athié is most known for his role as Lorenzo in O11CE. The show followed soccer player Gabo (Mariano González) as he lands a scholarship to play at Sports Academic Institute.

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Athié's costar Daniel Panitio has since paid tribute to the late actor writing on Instagram: "Noble souls do not die and your light will be eternal, passion, discipline and love, so I will remember you, my roomie, my friend, my brother."

"God have your holy glory. I do no understand many times his plans, and for the first time it makes you feel to lose a brother, life I owe you a lot, I will miss you," he added.

Since news of his death broke, several fans of Athié have paid tribute to him on Twitter.

"Rest in peace," one fan wrote adding a broken heart emoji.

"Rest in Peace Sebastian. We will always love you," another fan tweeted.