Archie Lyndhurst’s mum says he died from brain haemorrhage after inquest dropped
Archie Lyndhurst’s mum has revealed that he died from a brain haemorrhage.
The CBBC star was found dead at the family home in Fulham, London in September last year at the age of 19.
After the inquest into Archie’s death was reported to have been dropped this week, Lucy Lyndhurst has shared that her son died in his sleep.
Archie suffered an intracerebral haemorrhage caused by acute lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukaemia.
The condition is so rare that only 800 people die a year from it.
Lucy said that she and her Only Fools and Horses actor husband Nicolas Lyndhurst discovered the ‘harrowing’ details days before Christmas following a second post mortem.
“This is not Leukaemia as we know it, the word Acute in medical terms means rapid.
“He assured us that there wasn’t anything anyone could have done as Archie showed no signs of illness,” explained Lucy.
“Archie had numerous bleeds on the brain and the Dr went to great lengths to reassure us that he wouldn’t have been in any pain as it happened in his sleep.”
“The world is a very different place without him,” said the mum.
“One of my last conversations with him was about all that was going on in the world, the chaos, anger about all different subjects.
“He looked at me with his huge blue soulful eyes, shook his head and said ‘All the world needs is love Mama, it’s so easy to love’.
“He loved life, he valued everyone in it and every moment he was given,” said Lucy.
“He was always singing, and had such energy and passion in everything he did.
“To be part of his life has been the biggest joy mad honour.
“We miss him everyday and always will.”
Lucy’s post comes after news that an inquest into Archie’s death on September 22 was abandoned.
West London’s Coroners said : “The Coroner’s investigation into Archie’s death has been discontinued and no inquest will be required.'”
Parents Lucy and Nicholas laid their son to rest at a ‘tiny chapel’ in November.
At the time, Lucy asked fans to light a candle or take a minute to remember Archie, who she described as ‘unlike anyone she’d ever known.
“He cherished and absorbed every moment he had,” she said.
Archie had followed in his dad’s acting footsteps and starred in the hit CBBC show So Awkward where he played Ollie Coulton.
He was dating co-star Nethra Tilakumara before his death.
Paying tribute to her boyfriend last year, Nethra said: “There was once a boy named Archie Lyndhurst and he made me the happiest girl in the whole wide world,” adding: “Boyfriend doesn’t do it justice.
“Archie you were my Person and Best friend all in one.”