Archie Lyndhurst’s parents share heart breaking final farewell to their only son

The mother of teenage star Archie Lyndhurst has spoken for the first time about her son’s death.

Nineteen-year-old Archie was an only child with husband Nicholas Lyndhurst.

In a heart-breaking post on Instagram Lucy said she and Nicholas had attended Archie’s funeral.

Lucy wrote:

“It is with the heaviest heart that I write this post.

“Nine weeks ago, our dearest boy Archie was taken from us way too early.

“We still have no answer as to what happened but wait patiently for the report to be written up in the next 10 weeks.

“The pain of our loss is beyond anything we have ever felt before and wouldn’t wish upon anyone.

“Archie was, and remains our absolute world.

“He was the most beautiful, extraordinary human being we have ever known.

“To have him as our son has been nothing but an utter joy and honour.

“Tonight at 6pm Nick and I shall be with him in a tiny chapel to send him on the first part of his next journey.

“We’ve never known anyone live like Archie.

“He cherished and absorbed every moment he had.

“Until we meet again our darling magical boy.

“We will love you forever and ever and will be forever grateful for choosing us to be your parents.

“We were beyond lucky.

“Thank you for every smile, hug, laugh, conversation we loved them all. Your kindness and generosity knew no bounds.

“You were the best teacher we ever had.

“We miss you every minute of every day.

“As you would say my darling. “In a bizzle”. “Love You.”

Archie was found dead at his London home.

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.”







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