Archie Lyndhurst, the son of Only Fools and Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst, has tragically passed away. He was 19.
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The teenager was also an actor, and best known for playing Ollie Coulton in the CBBC show, So Awkward. It is understood that he passed away after a short illness.
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Speaking about the awful loss, CBBC's head of content Cheryl Taylor said: "He will be greatly missed by us all and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends at this time." She added that he was "such a talented young actor".
Archie died following a short illness
Production company Channel X North also released a statement which read: "He was an incredibly talented performer and his contribution to So Awkward, on and off-screen, will not be forgotten. As well as hilarious, he was a generous, kind-hearted young man who we had the honour to work with on the show for seven years. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."
The teenager followed in his dad's footsteps as an actor
Nicholas had previously opened up about his son in an interview, saying that he had inherited the "acting gene".
John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses, tweeted: "The saddest news of all today. The death of Archie Lyndhurst,just starting out on his chosen career in acting. My heart aches for Nick and Lucy. They could not have loved him more." Others were quick to offer their condolences, with one writing: "Terrible news, no parent should lose their child."
Archie starred in the CBBC show So Awkward
Another added: "Such a rising talent following in the footsteps of his father, tragically taken from us too soon. My condolences to the cast of So Awkward, Nicholas and his family, and to everyone at CBBC. You will be missed, Archie." A third person wrote: "So sad, I'm thinking of his father and family at this time, what a world that we live in where such a talent can be taken, Archie was a rising star taken far beyond his time."
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