Archie Lyndhurst’s grieving girlfriend has paid tribute to her late beau on what would have been their second anniversary.
Nethra Tilakumara, who starred with Archie in the CBBC show So Awkward, shared a heartfelt message and selection of snaps to Instagram to mark the sad date.
The young actor, who is the son of Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst, passed away from a brain haemorrhage aged 19 while he slept at his family home in west
Remembering him: Archie Lyndhurst’s girlfriend Nethra Tilakumara has paid tribute to her late beau on what would have been their second anniversary
Grieving: The actress, who starred with Archie in the CBBC show So Awkward, shared a selection of snaps to Instagram to mark the sad date
Remembering her boyfriend as she marked their would-be second anniversary on Monday, Nethra penned: ‘To my best friend, Happy 2 Year anniversary, my love.
‘Archie, when I met you my life completely changed and all for the better. You’re a once in a lifetime kind of boy… and I can’t believe my luck, that I found you.
‘I really can’t. I only wished for so many more years and all I can say, is that when you know, you know- and I did. Thank you for making me laugh from the day we met, thank god I found a boy who could put up with my snoring. :’)’
Family: Archie was the son of Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst, 59 (pictured together)
‘I miss you every minute of every day’: The post comes after Nicholas Lyndhurst’s wife Lucy paid tribute to their late son as she honoured her first Mother’s Day after his tragic death
The actress continued: ‘Everything was always an adventure, everything was always fun with you, being with you was being at home. Looking at you in a room filled with people, was just seeing home. You were my home.
‘Thank you for unconditionally loving me and thank you for making me a better person.
‘I will never meet such a beautiful, gentle, incredibly kind, erudite, thoughtful and insanely talented young man again.. oh and also very funny 😉 and I’m not the first or last person to say this.
‘April 12th, the day that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Happy 2 years beautiful boy, I love you. I’m so glad I found you and I’ll find you again one day… X’
Tragic: Archie passed away from a brain haemorrhage aged 19 while he slept at his family home in west London in September 2020
Love: Nethra penned that Archie (pictured) was the most ‘beautiful, gentle, incredibly kind’ person and said she’ll ‘cherish’ their anniversary date for the ‘rest of her life’
‘I’ll find you again one day’: The actress thanked Archie for ‘changing her life’ in the sweet post
Several celebrities showed their support for Nethra, with Tamzin Outhwaite and the official CBBC account both leaving love hearts while Mandip Gill penning: ‘You will find him again’.
Archie, who also appeared as a young Jack Whitehall in the BBC’s Bad Education in 2014, starred in CBBC show So Awkward as Ollie Coulton while Nethra played the role of Kat.
In January, Archie’s mother Lucy revealed her son had died after an intracerebral haemorrhage caused by acute lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukaemia – an incredibly rare condition which kills just 800 people a year.
Lucy and the Only Fools and Horses actor, 59, found out the ‘harrowing’ details from his second post mortem just four days before Christmas, months after an inquest into his ‘unexplained’ death had been abandoned.
Romance: The couple met while both starring in CBBC show So Awkward, where Archie played Ollie Coulton and Nethra had the role of Kat
Candid moments: Several of Nethra’s images showed funny moments she had shared with the 19-year-old (Archie is pictured)
Support: Several celebrities commented on the post with Tamzin Outhwaite and the official CBBC account both leaving love hearts while Mandip Gill penned: ‘You will find him again’
She wrote on her social media platform at the time: ‘He died from an Intracerebral Haemorrhage caused by Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/Leukaemia.
‘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.
‘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.’
Nethra’s tribute also comes after Lucy paid tribute to her late son as she honoured her first Mother’s Day after his tragic death.
The grieving parent admitted that getting through the day without her only child was ‘the hardest thing ever’ as she uploaded heart-warming images from his younger years to Instagram.
Former ballet dancer Lucy wrote: ‘My dearest darling boy. To get through today without you is the hardest thing ever.
‘I miss you every minute of every day. I will never stop loving you. Not ever. Thank you for making me a mummy. It was the best adventure I’ve ever had. You never stopped me from smiling ever.
‘Love you today, tomorrow and always’: The grieving mother took to Instagram to admit getting through the special occasion without her only child was ‘the hardest thing ever’
Emotional: The former ballet dancer uploaded heart-warming pictures from his childhood
‘Thank you for all those beautiful happy times. I shall be forever in your debt. You teach me everyday to be a better person. Love you today, tomorrow and always. All my love your devoted Mama. XxX.’ (sic)
Sir David Jason has reportedly caring for his on-screen brother Nicholas since Archie’s passing.
Devastated: In January, the mother-of-one revealed Archie had died after an intracerebral haemorrhage caused by acute lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukaemia
A source said last year: ‘Despite no longer being on screen together, David and Nick remain very close. 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. Nick’s heart is broken, and David is doing all he can to support him.’
MailOnline contacted representatives for Sir David and Nicholas at the time of publication.
Support: Sir David Jason has reportedly caring for his on-screen brother Nicholas since Archie’s passing (pictured left and right in 1983)