Inquest into 'unexplained' death of Archie Lyndhurst 'is cancelled'
Inquest into ‘unexplained’ death of Nicolas Lyndhurst’s son Archie, 19, ‘is cancelled after coroner drops investigation’
- Archie Lyndhurst starred in the hit CBBC show So Awkward as Ollie Coulton
- He was dating his co-star Nethra Tilakumara and lived in Fulham, West London
- Archie was also in TV’s Bad Education and voiced character in Final Fantasy XIV
- Father Nicholas famously played Rodney Trotter in BBC’s Only Fools and Horses
The inquest into the ‘unexplained’ death of teenage actor Archie Lyndhurst has been abandoned.
A coroner has dropped the investigation into the tragedy, according to reports, after the star was found dead at the family home in west London on September 22 after a short illness.
The teenager, who had been acting since the age of 11 and was son of Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas, starred in the hit CBBC show So Awkward as Ollie Coulton and was dating co-star Nethra Tilakumara.
West London’s Coroners told the Mirror: ‘The Coroner’s investigation into Archie’s death has been discontinued and no inquest will be required.’
Archie’s devastated mother Lucy revealed in an Instagram post in November that herself and Nicholas had attended a ‘tiny chapel’ to send their son ‘on the first part of his next journey’.
She added that the family ‘still have no answer’ and said they were anticipating a coroner’s report, saying they would ‘wait patiently for the report to be written up in the next 10 weeks.’
Actor Nicholas Lyndhurst’s son Archie, 19, was pronounced dead at home in Fulham, West London on September 22nd after a ‘short illness’. His heartbroken mother, Lucy, said the couple had attended a ‘tiny chapel to send him on the first part of his next journey’ on Monday evening (Pictured: Lucy, Archie and Nicholas Lyndhurst)
‘Darling, magical boy’: Sharing nine photos of Archie with his parents, Lucy said the family were still awaiting answers as to why he died (Nicholas Lyndhurst with Archie)
Lucy told her followers that ‘the pain of our loss is beyond anything we have ever felt before, and wouldn’t wish upon anyone’
Archie, who was the beloved son of Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst and his wife Lucy Smith, starred in the hit CBBC show So Awkward as Ollie Coulton
The teenager starred in CBBC show So Awkward as Ollie Coulton and also appeared as a young Jack Whitehall in the BBC’s Bad Education in 2014.
Police were called ‘to a report of a concern for welfare’ on September 22 and the young actor was declared dead at the scene. His death is being treated as ‘unexplained but not suspicious.’
Sharing nine images of her late son on social media, Lucy told her followers: ‘The pain of our loss is beyond anything we have ever felt before, and wouldn’t wish upon anyone.’
She added: ‘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.’
Heartbreak: Sharing a photo of actor Nicholas kissing Archie as a young boy, Lucy said: ‘We will love you forever and ever’
Lucy Lyndhurst said her son ‘was and remains our absolute world’ in the heartbreaking social media post. She added the couple would miss their son ‘every day’
Actor Luke Milligan also paid tribute, saying: ‘Tonight my brother travelled to heaven on the Pussy Wagon, to join his fellow angels and start his new journey!’
Fellow actor and Archie’s close friend, Luke Milligan, also paid tribute, writing: ‘Tonight my brother travelled to heaven on the P**** Wagon, to join his fellow angels and start his new journey!
‘Will miss you forever buddy! Until we meet again, go flyyyy high my man! Goodnight and Goodbye for now!’
Archie’s girlfriend, actress Nethra Tilakumara, who starred alongside Archie in the CBBC show So Awkward, hasn’t yet commented on his funeral but described the teenager as a ‘beautiful soul’ at the time of his death, writing: ‘Every day with you was the best day ever.’
She shared the poignant tribute to her Instagram, alongside a photograph of her late boyfriend taking pictures with a Polaroid camera.
Ms Tilakumara wrote: ‘There was once a boy named Archie Lyndhurst and he made me the happiest girl in the whole wide world.
Archie Lyndhurst’s heartbroken girlfriend Nethra Tilakumara (pictured together) paid a touching tribute to her ‘talented best friend’ following the 19-year-old actor’s sudden death in September
Actress Nethra Tilakumara, who starred alongside Archie in the CBBC show So Awkward, described the teenager as a ‘beautiful soul’, writing: ‘Every day with you was the best day ever’
Ms Tilakumara ended the tribute by telling Archie: ‘You have my heart forever,’ before signing the message ‘your tiny dancer’. Pictured: Archie and Ms Tilakumara together
‘A boy in a white beanie with his skateboard, swaggered through two wooden doors with an unimaginable lust for life down the hallway of Sylvia Young Theatre School.
‘He sat across from me while my head was buried in a script, trying to book a job. He was there for his friend who was really nervous and auditioning too, he was always there for his friends.
‘Blissfully unaware, I had no idea my future was sitting right in front of me.’
She added: ‘Boyfriend doesn’t do it justice. Archie you were my Person and Best friend all in one. To spend the rest of my life laughing and going on adventures with you, was just it for me.
‘Everything made sense with you. You made me laugh like no one else and you loved me in such a way that I will forever just be grateful for. Being loved by you was a bonus, but I can proudly say you are the most incredible person that I have ever met and had the pleasure of being in love with.
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