British Actor Archie Lyndhurst Has Died at 19

Archie Lyndhurst, a young actor who starred on the British children’s series So Awkward, has died at the age of 19.

The young star was the son of actor Nicholas Lyndhurst and former ballet dancer Lucy Smith. They said in a statement to BBC that they are “utterly grief stricken and respectfully request privacy.”

Archie passed away after battling a short illness.

CBBC, the network that aired So Awkward, released this statement: “We’re so sorry to have to tell you that Archie Lyndhurst, who so brilliantly played Ollie in So Awkward on CBBC, has very sadly died after a short illness. Archie will be hugely missed by all who worked with him, and by all the fans who laughed along with Ollie in the show.”

Archie played the younger version of Jack Whitehall in the series Bad Education. He took to social media and said, “Every time I worked with Archie he was the same – passionate, generous and pitch perfect, he was loved by everyone on set. I have no doubt he would have had a long and illustrious career and would have continued lighting up the lives of all those who encountered him… The world has been robbed of a truly special soul. He will never be forgotten, I feel utterly devastated that he is gone but i also feel so blessed to have met him.”

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Archie‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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