10 February 2020 22:47
NANNY McPhee star Raphaël Coleman has collapsed and died aged 25 while out jogging. Coleman, who played Eric Brown in the hit kids film, passed away on Friday, his mum Liz Jensen confirmed on Twitter. 6 Nanny McPhee star Raphaël Coleman collapsed and died aged 25 while out jogging Credit: Rex Features 6 Coleman passed away while jogging on Friday She 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. After his role opposite Emma Thompson in Nanny McPhee, Coleman went on to star in the horror film It's Alive in 2009 and won best young actor at the British Independent Film Festival in 2010. His family could not be prouder.
Let's celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy. Liz Jensen His stepdad Carsten Jensen said Raphael "collapsed without prior health problems" in a lenghty tribute. He wrote on Facebook: "I guess there's nothing that makes you see death as unfair and meaningless as when a young person dies. "It's life itself that's sabotaged. It just happened to my wife, Liz, whose youngest son, Raph of only 25, died last Friday. "He collapsed without prior health problems in the middle of a trip and could not be restored. I got to know Raph when he was six years old, and we were so close." "I will never forget you, we say in a farewell greeting to the dead." MOST READ IN SHOWBIZ friendly fire Kelvin Fletcher's wife UNFOLLOWS him after he's pictured with Oti at 3am OH, HELLO! Adele shows off impressive '100lbs' weight loss in tight leopard-print dress Why now? Joan Collins claims 'everyone knew' Phil Schofield was gay before announcement Exclusive JEZZA'S JOY Jeremy Kyle, 54, welcomes first child with fiancee after 'extremely tough year' special space Rio & Kate Ferdinand create shrine to his late wife after taking down pics After turning his back on acting, Raphael pursued a career in science before working for eco group Extinct Rebellion, running its social media accounts. Mr Jensen described him as "one of the first and most active members" of the controversial organisation. He added: "Under the name Iggy Fox, he controlled the group's use of social media, spoke at demonstrations, and was arrested again and again." 6 Raphael Coleman and his mum Liz Jensen at an Extinction Rebellion rally 6 Raphael Coleman in 2005's Nanny McPhee Credit: Kobal Collection - Rex Features 6 Raphael Coleman alongside the other fellow child stars of Nanny McPhee Credit: Kobal Collection - Rex Features We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.