Nicholas Lyndhurst Denies Reports He's Retiring From Acting Following Son's Tragic Death
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Nicholas Lyndhurst's representatives have denied claims the star is retiring from acting following the tragic death of his son Archie.
Aged just 19, Archie passed away in 2020 after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Rumours of the Only Fools and Horses star's retirement began this weekend after close friend Laurence Marks, 73, said that Nicholas, 60, might not return to public life.
Laurence told the Daily Star Sunday: "Nicholas underwent tragedy. It must have broken his heart. It would break anyone's heart.
"He has always kept himself to himself and now he'll do that more than ever.
"Now he's lost his son, he'll never come out again. I doubt we will see him do any more acting."
However, the actor's camp have insisted that claims the 60-year-old is finished with acting are 'ridiculous'.
A representative for Nicholas told MailOnline: "It is complete nonsense that Nicholas Lyndhurst is retired or retiring.
"Of course he and his wife are devastated by the sudden loss of their young son but Mr. Lyndhurst will continue his career with any parts and scripts that attract him.
"He continues to constantly receive offers."
Nicholas' wife Lucy shared an emotional tribute to their son on Instagram, one year after his death in September last year.
Lucy wrote: "It's so hard to believe that it's already been a week since we passed a year without you.
"Thank you to everyone who came to show their love for our magical boy. Your friendship and kindness is beyond amazing and incredibly appreciated.
"To have to live without you is the biggest test of endurance we will ever face. We miss you every second of everyday. Life threw us the cruelest card.
"Who would have thought that the silence in a home could be so deafening. We love you with every fibre of our being Archie. That will never change."
She added: "And we are beyond grateful and honoured for every moment we had.
"Some people aren't lucky enough to experience such love, but our days were filled with it from the moment we awoke to the moment we slept.
"We love you and miss you more than words could ever describe, the vocabulary simply doesn't exist. Thank you for choosing us.
"We hold on tight to every treasured memory, we are lucky, the list is endless.
"You are, and always will be the most extraordinary human being I will ever have the privilege to know.
"Love you to the moon and back and beyond. Forever."
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