Archie Lyndhurst's GF Marks What Would Have Been His 20th Birthday Days after CBBC Star's Death
Last week, “So Awkward” actor Archie Lyndhurst passed away a few days before his next birthday. The star’s girlfriend has since taken to social media to pay tribute to him on the day he would’ve turned 20.
Archie Lyndhurst’s body was discovered last week at his family home in Fulham, West London. Police said he was found in non-suspicious circumstances.
The 19-year-old actor was declared dead at the scene. The CBBC star’s case is no longer being investigated and has been passed on to the coroner.
GIRLFRIEND MOURNS ARCHIE
On Sunday, October 4, 2020, the actor’s girlfriend, Nethra Tilakumara, 21, continued to mourn him. She took to Instagram with a simple post to pay tribute to Lyndhurst.
Channel X North also noted how it had been an honor for them to work with Lyndhurst for seven years.
Alongside a photo of them at an event where the actor and co-star were seen kissing Tilakumara on the cheek. She captioned the post writing:
“20 incredible years, Happy Birthday to you X.”
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
ARCHIE’S BIRTHDAY & FAMILY MOURNS
Lyndhurst would’ve turned 20 over the weekend if he hadn’t died after a short illness. On CBBC’s “So Awkward,” the late star had featured as the character of Ollie Coulton.
Reacting to their son’s death, earlier last week, Lyndhurst's father Nicholas and his wife, Lucy, gave a statement. They said to “People” magazine:
"Lucy and I are utterly grief stricken and respectfully request privacy."
PRODUCTION COMPANY PAYS TRIBUTE
The late young actor’s father is well-known for his role in “Only Fools and Horses.” The independent production company that makes Lyndhurst’s show, Channel X North, also released a statement.
The company shared its shock and sadness on hearing the news about the actor’s death. He was described as a kind-hearted and generous young man.
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.— CBBC (@cbbc) October 1, 2020
Archie will be hugely missed by all who worked with him, and by all the fans who laughed along with Ollie in the show. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SfXP8TIz2Q
Channel X North also noted how it had been an honor for them to work with Lyndhurst for seven years. The company called him an immensely talented performer.
They vowed to never forget the contribution he made on and off-screen to “So Awkward.” The company also shared their thoughts with his family and friends.
ARCHIE’S OTHER WORK
The late actor also played a younger version of Jack Whitehall's character in the BBC film “Bad Education.” Some of his “So Awkward” castmates also paid tribute to him on social media.