How did Nicholas Lyndhurst's son die? Star to appear in 'Frasier' reboot in his first role since tragedy

How did Nicholas Lyndhurst's son die? Star to appear in 'Frasier' reboot in his first role since tragedy
Nicholas Lyndhurst's son, Archie, died at the age of 19 on September 2020 (Instagram/@Inlucy_lyndhurst)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Actor Nicholas Lyndhurst met with a tragedy on September 22, 2020, after his 19-year-old son, Archie, died a month before his 20th birthday. A little over two years after the tragedy, Nicholas is finally set to make a comeback on screen as Alan Cornwall in ‘Frasier' reboot.  

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Paramount+ has reportedly cast Nicholas opposite 'Frasier' lead Kelsey Grammer to play the role of Alan Cornwall, described as “Frasier’s old college buddy turned university professor." Nicholas is the first cast member announced by Paramount+, according to a report by Variety. As fans await the reunion of Grammer and Nicholas since 'Man of La Mancha' at the London Coliseum, here's all you need to know about his late son, Archie. 

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How did Nicholas Lyndhurst's son die?

On January 15 ,2021, Nicholas' wife, Lucy Lyndhurst, put up an emotional post on Instagram, sharing some pictures of herself with Nicholas and Archie. "Dearest friends,it’s so difficult to know where to start. There is no easy way in any of this. On the 22nd September our world blew apart, the damage caused to it totally irreparable. Archie was, and always will remain our everything," she wrote. She added, "Those of you who know us know the catastrophic effect it has had, and will have on us for the rest of our days. Archie was the most extraordinary magical human being we have ever met. We are still learning each day the incredible impact he had on others' lives, the kindness and generosity he showed them. He was an old soul and incredibly advanced for his years in many ways."

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Archie was an aspiring actor who had starred in CBBC series 'So Awkward', and had appeared in an episode of 'Casualty and Bad Education', where he played the younger version of Jack Whitehall’s character Mr Wickers. In September 2020, Archie died due to Intracerebral Haemorrhage caused by Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/Leukaemia. Archie had numerous bleeds on the brain and died peacefully in his sleep. 

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More about 'Frasier' reboot

'Frasier' reboot will see several new faces added to the beloved sitcom. Jack Cutmore-Scott, who plays Frasier’s son, Freddy, will have a roommate named Eve, played by Jess Salgueiro, according to Deadline. Anders Keith will appear as David, Nile’s and Daphne’s son, and Grammer is confirmed to reprise his role as the protagonist, Fraiser Crane. Among those who will be missing from the sequel are David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, and John Mahoney, who died in 2018.

While not much has been revealed about the show yet, as per a ScreenRant report, casting director Jeff Greenberg posted a script of the first episode that revealed the title of the first episode dubbed 'The Good Father'. This is a callback to Fraiser’s initial pilot episode titled 'The Good Son', where Fraiser flies to Seattle to be with his father, Martin.

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