Archie, who was best known for playing Ollie in the CBBC comedy show So Awkward, had suffered from “a short illness” and was discovered at his family home in Fulham on 22 September. Police and ambulance services were called and Archie was declared dead at the scene.
On social media, his friends, coworkers and loved ones have been sharing touching tributes to Archie.
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
His best friend and fellow actor Samuel Small, said in an Instagram post: “My heart aches all day and everyday thinking about you and I just wish I could talk to you just one more time so you could know how much I loved you. I vow to make you proud with every last breath. Rest in power bro.”
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To my brother Archie. I still can’t quite comprehend that you have passed. You still had so much life to live and I’d give anything for you to keep on living it. My heart aches all day and everyday thinking about you and I just wish I could talk to you just one more time so you could know how much I loved you. I vow to make you proud with every last breath. Love you from now until infinity. Rest in power bro. I wish you could’ve all known Archie how we knew him. I’ve never met someone so full of life and had touched so many peoples hearts. Archie was there for me in my lowest lows but my highest highs were with him. Archie’s my best friend and to say goodbye so soon is absolutely devastating, but his calling was obviously somewhere else and I hope he is brightening up wherever he is. To be honest, I still can’t find the words that do him justice and show how much of a beautiful soul he was, but his mission was to make as many people happy as he could and trust me, he really really did. Archie loved his friends and family so so dearly and we hope he knows how much he truly was loved. We never know what tomorrow will bring so hug the ones you love extra tight as Archie always did🕊🤍
He went on to say many more touching things about the young actor and ended his tribute saying: “We never know what tomorrow will bring so hug the ones you love extra tight as Archie always did.”
Archie’s mother, Lucy Lyndhurst, replied to Samuel’s post: “He will love you and watch over you forever.”
Here’s what his colleague and so awkward co-star, Sophia Dallaglio had to say.
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Dear Archie, It feels impossible for me to be writing this, I’m still waiting for you to call me and tell me it’s a horrible joke. How unfair that you should go and leave us here without you. You were one of the funniest, most aspirational people I’ve ever met, but also the cringiest and most irritating, and that’s precisely why I love you. I pray that I will always remember the sound of your voice, your laugh, your smile. I’m so thankful that I have nothing but happy memories of us to look back on. You were the light in the room, even on a bad day, and brought all of us together. It’s true, things won’t be the same without you, but while you were here you did nothing but your best to make people happy. The biggest heart I’ve ever known, thank you so much for changing my life in the 7 years we had together. I’m so grateful. My biggest regret is not telling you I loved you every single day and I hope you left us knowing it anyway. Never ever ever forgotten, and always and forever in our hearts. Sophia
His death is treated as “unexplained but unsuspicious” and police are no longer actively investigating. An inquest into his death is said to begin sometime next week.