CBBC star and Nicholas Lyndhurst's son Archie Lyndhurst has died, aged 19
1 October 2020, 10:54 | Updated: 1 October 2020, 11:39
CBBC actor Archie Lyndhurst, the son of Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst, has died at the age of 19 after a short illness.
Archie was best known for playing Ollie in the children's comedy series So Awkward.
CBBC's head of content Cheryl Taylor paid tribute, saying he was "such a talented young actor".
She added: "All of us at BBC Children's are devastated. He will be greatly missed by us all and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends at this time."
Archie started acting at the Sylvia Young Theatre School agedf 10. From 2015, Archie appeared in So Awkward, a sitcom based around the lives of a group of friends at a secondary school.
His famous father Nicholas appeared alongside his son in a 2019 episode.
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. pic.twitter.com/TkoGB1nxio— John Challis (@BeingBoycie) October 1, 2020
Only Fools and Horses actor Nicholas and wife Lucy Smith had Nicholas, their only child, in 2000.
Archie's other acting roles included appearances as a younger version of Jack Whitehall in various shows, such as Bad Education.