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10 February 2020 22:23

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Nanny McPhee star Raphaël Coleman has died at the age of 25, his mother and stepfather have confirmed. Stepdad Carsten Jensen took to Facebook to say that Raphaël passed away on Friday after collapsing during a jog and could not be revived. He had been suffering no "prior health problems" when he died, Mr Jensen said. His mum Liz tweeted about the sad news on Friday, saying he died "doing what he loved" and had been an activist with Extinction Rebellion in the last few years of his life, earning himself the nickname Iggy Fox within the group. Liz wrote: "Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox.

(Image: Twitter) Actor Raphael Coleman has died at the age of 25, his mother and stepfather have confirmed. Coleman, who had starred in Nanny McPhee when he was younger, collapsed and tragically could not be revived. Coleman's mother, Liz Jensen, tweeted the sad news on Friday: Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox. He died doing what he loved, working for the noblest cause of all. Let's celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy - Liz Jensen (@LizJensenWriter) February 7, 2020 She wrote: "Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox. Advert His stepdad, Carsten Jensen, also took to Facebook to explain what happened, saying Coleman had 'no prior health problems' when he died. Along with a role as Eric Brown in 2005's Nanny McPhee, Coleman had also featured in It's Alice, Edward's Turmoil and The Fourth Kind.

Coleman when he was younger. After moving on from acting, more recently - as his mother explained - Coleman decided to give up a career in science to join Extinction Rebellion, and 'fought hard for the cause, especially for Indigenous rights'. Mr Jensen said, roughly translated from Danish: "As a child, he was old-wise, extremely literate and loved to lecture adults with his always astonishing knowledge. "He was a child actor in the popular British comedy Nanny McPhee, where he played himself with great talent, a little redhead boy who was always mixing explosive chemical ingredients. "He had several roles, was rewarded and could have chosen a career as an actor.

But he wanted to be a scientist, not to blow up something, as his figure in Nanny McPhee, but to save the planet. Extinction Rebellion flags in Berlin. Credit: PA "At the age of 18, he traveled around the world all alone. He became a biologist, suited to a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, spent a year in Costa Rica's jungle and six months in Indonesia, where he qualified for a certificate as a diver. "When he was not in distant, unavailable places, he was grown up to the cutthroat, the big-town sport, where you were beating staggering balances over the take and grounds of cement." Credit: Instagram Of his time with Extinction Rebellion, Mr Jensen added: "Raph was one of the first and most active members.

Under the name Iggy Fox, he controlled the group's use of social media, spoke at demonstrations, and was arrested again and again. "By April, he should have been in court accused of painting the Brazilian Embassy with red when the Amazon jungle was standing in flames. "He didn't want a lawyer, but he wrote himself on his defense court when he died." The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from BristolLive - Daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email The family of Nanny McPhee star Raphaël Coleman has paid tribute to their 'beloved son' after he died suddenly while jogging. Stepdad Carsten Jensen took to Facebook to say that the 25-year-old passed away on Friday after collapsing during a run and could not be revived. He had been suffering no "prior health problems" when he died, reports the Mirror. Raphaël starred in Nanny McPhee as Eric Brown in 2005 and also had roles in It's Alive, Edward's Turmoil and The Fourth Kind. During the last few years of his life, the child star had become an activist in Extinction Rebellion, earning himself the nickname Iggy Fox within the group. Mum Liz wrote on Twitter: "Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox. "Let's celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy." Nanny McPhee star Raphaël Coleman has died suddenly at age of the 25, his family have confirmed. The actor's stepdad Carsten Jensen posted on Facebook to say Raphaël had passed away on Friday after he collapsed, the Mirror Online Reports. Mr Jensen said his stepson had no "prior health problems." Raphaël starred in the 2005 film Nanny McPhee as Eric Brown and also played roles in The Fourth Kind, Edward's Turmoil and It's Alive. His mum Liz Jensen tweeted about the tragedy on Friday, saying he died "doing what he loved." (Image: Liz Jensen) The star had been an activist with Extinction Rebellion in the final years of his life. Mrs Jensen wrote: "Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox. "He died doing what he loved, working for the noblest cause of all. His family could not be prouder. "Let's celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy." (Image: Universal Pictures) Mr Jensen, who is married to Raphaël's mother Liz, said Raphaël wanted to be a scientist. He wrote: "I will never forget you, we say in a farewell greeting to the dead. But when it's your own child, it's your genes, your whole body, something greater than the word I who forever refuse to accept the judgment of death. "Raph wasn't my child, even though I was close to him. But I can feel it myself. I see it in his mother's eyes, and I hear it in her voice, the irreversible loss of the most precious thing in life." (Image: Mirror) Mr Jenson said Raphaël ran the Extinction Rebellion's social media accounts and was arrested "again and again" at protests. Liz also posted another tribute to her son on Saturday. She tweeted: "RIP Iggy Fox, aka Raphael Coleman. He knew that we are all already in Heaven, right here on Earth."