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‘Nanny McPhee’ Child Star Star Dies at 25

Raphael Coleman Child Star

Raphael Coleman, a child star who played one of the children in the 2005 hit, Nanny McPhee, has died at the age of 25.

Coleman, who went from acting to environmental activism, died last Friday, February 7, after collapsing during a run. His mother, Liz Jensen and step-father, Carsten Jensen confirmed his death on social media.

“Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox,” his mother captioned on Twitter. “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.”

Carsten Jensen, shared on Facebook a tribute in his stepson’s honor.

“Who was raph? As a child, he was old-wise, extremely literate and loved to lecture adults with his always astonishing knowledge.” Jensen added, “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.”

Coleman had no prior health problems before his death.

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