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Nicholas Lyndhurst's actor son Archie dies, aged 19

Nicholas Lyndhurst's actor son Archie dies, aged 19
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Nicholas Lyndhurst's son Archie dies at the age of 19 following "a short illness".

The son of Only Fools and Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst has died at the age of 19 in non-suspicious circumstances, it has been confirmed.

A graduate of the Sylvia Young Theatre School, Archie Lyndhurst was following in his father's footsteps with a leading role in the CBBC sitcom So Awkward and had recently completed work on its sixth series.

According to BBC News, Archie died at the family home in Fulham, West London last week "after a short illness", while The Sun reports that his death came after police and ambulance were called "to a report of a concern for welfare".

CBBC's head of content Cheryl Taylor said: "All of us at BBC Children's are devastated. He will be greatly missed by us all and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends at this time."

Samuel Small, Archie's best friend and So Awkward co-star, posted a lengthy tribute on Instagram following the "absolutely devastating" news.

"I still can't quite comprehend that you have passed," he wrote. "You still had so much life to live and I'd give anything for you to keep on living it.

"My heart aches all day and everyday thinking about you and I just wish I could talk to you just one more time so you could know how much I loved you. I vow to make you proud with every last breath."

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To my brother Archie. I still can't quite comprehend that you have passed. You still had so much life to live and I'd give anything for you to keep on living it. My heart aches all day and everyday thinking about you and I just wish I could talk to you just one more time so you could know how much I loved you. I vow to make you proud with every last breath. Love you from now until infinity. Rest in power bro. I wish you could've all known Archie how we knew him. I've never met someone so full of life and had touched so many peoples hearts. Archie was there for me in my lowest lows but my highest highs were with him. Archie's my best friend and to say goodbye so soon is absolutely devastating, but his calling was obviously somewhere else and I hope he is brightening up wherever he is. To be honest, I still can't find the words that do him justice and show how much of a beautiful soul he was, but his mission was to make as many people happy as he could and trust me, he really really did. Archie loved his friends and family so so dearly and we hope he knows how much he truly was loved. We never know what tomorrow will bring so hug the ones you love extra tight as Archie always did🕊🤍

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