Nicholas Lyndhurst and wife Lucy “grief stricken” over son’s death
“Only Fools And Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst and his wife Lucy are “utterly grief stricken” after the death of their son Archie.
The 19-year-old actor died following a short illness.
He was best known for playing Ollie Coulton in the CBBC “So Awkward.
Mr Lyndhurst said:
“Lucy and I are utterly grief stricken and respectfully request privacy.”
Archie died at home in West London.
The police and an ambulance were alerted to a “report of a concern for welfare”.
Archie – himself a talented actor in children’s programmes – was declared dead at the scene.
His death is being treated as “unexplained but not suspicious.”
A file has gone to the West London coroner.
And an inquest is due to be opened next week.
A spokeswoman at the West London Coroner’s Court said:
“I can confirm the investigation is ongoing and no date has been fixed for the opening of an inquest.”
Cheryl Taylor, head of content for BBC Children’s, said:
“All of us at BBC Children’s are devastated to hear the news of Archie’s passing.
“He was such a talented young actor and meant so much to all of those involved in So Awkward as well as to the CBBC audience.
“He will be greatly missed by us all and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends at this time.”