CBBC star and Nicholas Lyndhurst's son Archie Lyndhurst has died, aged 19

1 October 2020, 10:54 | Updated: 1 October 2020, 11:39

Archie Lyndhurst with parents Nicholas and Lucy in 2017
Archie Lyndhurst with parents Nicholas and Lucy in 2017. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

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."

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Nicholas and Archie in 2015
Nicholas and Archie in 2015. Picture: Getty

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.

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.