FURTHER CARE Sir David Jason comforted former Only Fools and Horses co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst after his son passed away, Sun Online reveals.
The couple, who played legendary Trotter brothers Del Boy and Rodney for more than 20 years, have been in regular contact since the death of 19-year-old Archie.
A source said: “Although David and Nick are no longer on screen together, they remain very close.
“As soon as David realized what had happened to Archie, he was in contact with Nick.
“Since then he has been in regular contact and – like everyone else who looks after Nick and his family – just tries to provide whatever support he can.
“All hearts go to what Nick and his family are going through right now.
“Nick’s heart is broken and David is doing everything possible to support him.”
The son of the star “Only Fools And Horses” was found at his family home in West London on September 22nd. The circumstances of his death are said to be “not suspicious”.
Last week, 59-year-old father Nicholas spoke of the grief he and his wife Lucy felt over the death of his actor’s son – who became famous on the CBBC series So Awkward.
The grieving father about his painful loss in a statement: “Lucy and I are deeply saddened and respectfully ask for privacy.”
And Lucy wrote about her loss on Jack Whitehall’s Instagram tribute to the 19-year-old.
Lucy wrote: “We will love him forever and for a day and are the happiest parents to have had the most wonderful unique son who bought us nothing but joy in our lives.”
She thanked Jack for all of the “amazing opportunities” and “kindness and friendship” he offered Archie after the actor told how he delivered food to his parents when they were isolated.
32-year-old Jack had known actor Archie for a decade after forging close ties with a movie set.
He wrote: “The world has been robbed of a really special soul.
“He will never be forgotten.
“I feel totally devastated that he’s gone, but I also feel so blessed to have met him. Goodbye Archie. ”
Last week, Sun Online revealed how Archie’s heartbreaking friend paid her late boyfriend a beautiful homage on his 20th birthday.
Actress Nethra Tilakumara posted an excerpt from the couple on her Instagram page with the title “20 unbelievable years, happy birthday x”.
She uploaded a stunning snapshot of the young couple dressed up to the ninth which would have been Archie’s 20th.
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She added, “I was so excited you turned 20 because I think that’s when we will all become the people we will be.
“But you were already there.”
Yesterday she posted a new picture of him on her Instagram describing him as an “angel”.