Vale: Archie Lyndhurst

Teen British actor Archie Lyndhurst, best known for So Awkward and Bad Education has died, aged just 19.

He died after a short illness.

CBBC head of content Cheryl Taylor said he was “such a talented young actor”, adding, “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.”

The son of Only Fools and Horses¬†actor Nicholas Lyndhurst, he began acting at the age of 10. His father later told the BBC that his son had inherited the “acting gene”.

He was best known for playing Ollie Coulton in So Awkward, a sitcom following the lives of a group of friends in secondary school, from its first series in 2015.

Producers Channel X North, said it was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the news.

“He was an incredibly talented performer and his contribution to So Awkward, on and off screen, will not be forgotten,” it said in a statement.

“As well as hilarious, he was a generous, kind-hearted young man who we had the honour to work with on the show for seven years.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

He also had recurring appearances in UK sitcom Bad Education, in which he was seen as a younger version of Jack Whitehall’s Alfie Wickers character.

So Awkward airs in Australia on ABC ME and Bad Education screened on ABC Comedy.

Source: Yahoo

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