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Archie Lyndhurst's mother says family has 'no answer' to his death as funeral takes place

Amy Johnson
·3-min read
Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lucy Smith and Archie Lyndhurst attend the National Film Awards at Porchester Hall on March 29, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joe Maher/FilmMagic)
Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lucy Smith and Archie Lyndhurst attend the National Film Awards at Porchester Hall on March 29, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joe Maher/FilmMagic)

The mother of late CBBC star Archie Lyndhurst, Lucy Lyndhurst, has spoken about her son's death as the actor's funeral took place on Monday.

The 19-year-old, who was best known for his role as Ollie Coulton in children's comedy So Awkward, was her only child with husband Only Fools and Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Lucy explained in a post to Instagram that she and Nicholas had attended Archie's funeral on Monday nine weeks on from his death, but that the cause of his passing had not yet been determined.

Read more: Nicholas Lyndhurst ‘grief stricken’ over son’s death

"It is with the heaviest heart that I write this post," she wrote. "Nine weeks ago our dearest boy Archie was taken from us way too early. We still have no answer as to what happened but wait patiently for the report to be written up in the next 10 weeks.

"The pain of our loss is beyond anything we have ever felt before, and wouldn’t wish upon anyone. Archie was, and remains our absolute world. He was the most beautiful extraordinary human being we have ever known. To have him as our son has been nothing but an utter joy and honour."

"Tonight at 6pm Nick and I shall be with him in a tiny chapel to send him on the first part of his next journey," she went on before encouraging others to light a candle in her son's memory.

Watch: Archie Lyndhurst has died at the age of 19

"We’ve never known anyone live like Archie. He cherished and absorbed every moment he had. Until we meet again our darling magical boy. We will love you forever and ever and will be forever grateful for choosing us to be your parents. We were beyond lucky.

"Thank you for every smile, hug, laugh, conversation we loved them all. Your kindness and generosity knew no bounds. You were the best teacher we ever had. We miss you every minute of everyday. As you would say my darling. “In a bizzle”. “ Love You," she shared.

The post was accompanied by a number of photographs of Archie, including some of him pictured with his parents.

Nicholas Lyndhurst (L) and Archie Bijorn Lyndhurst attend the World Premiere of "The Bad Education Movie" at Vue West End on August 20, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Nicholas Lyndhurst (L) and Archie Bijorn Lyndhurst attend the World Premiere of "The Bad Education Movie" at Vue West End on August 20, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

Nicholas released a short statement following the news of his son's passing, requesting privacy and describing himself and his wife as "utterly grief stricken".

When CBBC announced Archie's death on their official Twitter channel, they said he had died "after a short illness".

His other credits included TV series Bad Education and voicing a character in video game Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

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