Child Actor Turned Climate Activist, Raphael Coleman Dies At 25
Nanny McPhee Actor and Environment Activist, Raphael Coleman Died After He Collapsed While Running
- Famous for his role in 2005 movie, Nanny McPhee, actor Raphael Coleman died young at 25.
- The actor turned environment activist died on Thursday, February 6.
- His mother and stepfather confirmed his death on social media.
- Besides Nanny McPhee, Coleman had worked in three more feature films; It's Alive, The Fourth Kind and Edward's Turmoil.
Child actor Raphael Coleman, who is famously known for his role in 2005's Nanny McPhee, has died. The actor turned climate activist was 25 years old. According to The Mirror, his mother and stepfather revealed Coleman died on Thursday, February 6, after he collapsed during a run.
Both his mother and stepfather confirmed the news on social media. "Rest in peace, my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox," wrote Liz Jensen on her Twitter. She added,
He died doing what he loved, working for the noblest cause of all. His family could not be producer. Let's celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy.
Meanwhile, Coleman's stepfather, Carsten Jensen, expressed his grief on his stepson's death in a lengthy and emotional Facebook post. "I guess there's nothing that makes you see death as unfair and meaningless as when a young person dies," wrote Jensen in the post. Check out his post:
The young British actor had appeared in three feature films, It's Alive, The Fourth Kind and Edward's Turmoil. Coleman completed his studied zoology at the University of Manchester before he dedicated himself to climate activism.
As an activist, Coleman worked with Extinction Rebellion to advocate for wildlife conservation. The global environment movement also confirmed his death in a statement. The statement read:
James 'Iggy' Fox died on 6 February. He was 25, had given up a career in science to join XR, and fought hard for the cause, especially for Indigenous rights. Iggy was a burning bright soul, and he will be deeply missed by us all. Here is the article he wrote for issue 3 of The Hourglass newspaper.
Rest in peace, Raphael Coleman!