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Sir David Jason ‘supporting’ Only Fools and Horses co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst after son Archie’s death

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Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst with son Archie Lyndhurst
Sir David Jason immediately reached out to his longtime co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst (Picture: Getty)

Sir David Jason is said to be providing ‘support’ to his Only Fools and Horses co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, following the tragic death of his son Archie. 

CBBC star Archie Lyndhurst sadly died at the age of 19 last month. He was found dead at the family home in Fulham and a cause of death has not been revealed. 

Archie was the son of Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas, who played Rodney in the classic BBC sitcom.

His on-screen sidekick, Sir David as Del Boy, is said to have immediately reached out to Nicholas upon hearing the devastating news. 

‘Despite no longer being on screen together, David and Nick remain very close,’ a source told The Sun

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They continued: ‘So, as soon as David became aware of what had happened to Archie, he was in touch with Nick.

‘He’s been in regular touch ever since and – like everyone else who cares for Nick and his family – is just trying to provide whatever support he can.’ 

Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses
Sir David and Nicholas are said to be in ‘regular’ contact (Picture: Chris Barham/ANL/REX/Shutterstock)

According to the insider: ‘Everyone’s hearts go out to what Nick and his family are going through at the moment.

‘Nick’s heart is broken, and David is doing all he can to support him.’ 

Sir David, 80, starred alongside Nicholas, 59, in the much-loved Only Fools and Horses for 20 years. 

Nicholas’ wife Lucy Smith briefly spoke out shortly after Archie’s death and commented on a post by the actor’s best friend Samuel Small, writing: ‘He will love you and watch over you forever.’ 

Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lucy Smith, Archie Lyndhurst
Archie, here with his father Nicholas and mother Lucy, sadly died in September (Picture: FilmMagic)

She added of her son under another Instagram post: ‘We’ll never be far away poppet. He loved you dearly. 💓💕💓Love you darling girl.’ 

Archie’s girlfriend Nethra Tilakumara last week shared a heartbreaking post to mark what would have been the actor’s 20th birthday. 

‘20 incredible years, Happy Birthday to you X,’ Nethra wrote. 

The actress went on: ‘I was so excited for you to turn 20, because I think that’s when we all start to become the people we’re going to be. 

‘But you were already there. I just wanted you to experience the magic of it. You are the magic. Happy 20th Birthday. I know you will have a Porn Star Martini and Bellini in each hand… and so will we X.’ 

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