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Nicholas Lyndhurst’s son Archie, 19, died of ‘short illness’

Archie was found dead at his family home last week

Nicholas Lyndhurst’s son Archie died from a “short illness,” according to the BBC.

The young actor, 19, was found dead at his family home in Fulham last week.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Archie’s death is being treated as “unexplained but not suspicious”.

Nicholas Lyndhurst’s son Archie died from a “short illness,” according to the BBC (Credit: Perry Smylie / Flynetpictures.com / SplashNews.com)

Nicholas Lyndhurst’s son Archie dies aged 19

According to the BBC, Archie died after a short illness.

Read more: John Challis pays tribute to Nicholas Lyndhurst’s son: ‘They could not have loved him more’

Earlier today, Archie’s mum Lucy confirmed his death in a comment to his friend Samuel Small.

She wrote: “He will love you and watch over you forever. Love you dearly.”

A Met Police spokesman said police responded to a report of a “concern for welfare” on September 22.

Archie Lyndhurst on So Awkward
Archie Lyndhurst and co-stars on So Awkward (Credit: CBeebies)

They added: “Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. At the scene a man was found unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene.

“His next of kin are aware. A post-mortem will take place in due course.”

Tributes have poured in on social media for Archie.

His close friend Samuel shared a heartbreaking message on Instagram.

Samuel branded Archie “someone so full of life and had touched so many people’s hearts”.

Nicholas Lyndhurst’s son was following in his acting footsteps (Credit: SplashNews.com)

What did the tribute say?

Samuel added: “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.

Archie’s my best friend and to say goodbye so soon is absolutely devastating.

“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.”

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Nicholas’ Only Fools and Horses co-star John Challis paid tribute on Twitter.

He wrote: “The saddest news of all today.

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“The death of Archie Lyndhurst, just starting out on his chosen career in acting.”

John added: “My heart aches for Nick and Lucy. They could not have loved him more.”

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