Chilling Video: Child Actor Raphael Coleman Days Before His Sudden Death At Age 25
Former child actor Raphael Coleman, who appeared in the 2005 film Nanny McPhee, has sadly passed away. The British actor was only 25 years old, and his death was unexpected.
Just days before his death, he posted this chilling video rapping about death and given that he is gone now, it just leaves you cold.
Other than his movies, his fans and loved ones will forever remember him for his stance on climate change and his deep desire to create a change.
According to The Daily Mail, Raphael collapsed during a jog and died on Friday. His stepfather, author Carsten Jensen, said he did not have any “prior health problems” before his death.
Nanny McPhee’s Raphael Coleman Passes Away At 25
Raphael appeared in Nanny McPhee as Eric Brown, opposite Emma Thompson as the title character. He went on to star in the films It’s Alive and The Fourth Kind, as well as the short Edward’s Turmoil.
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The actor’s stepfather Carsten Jensen posted on Facebook that he and Raphael were close. “As a child, he was old-wise, extremely literate and loved to lecture adults with his always astonishing knowledge,” Jensen wrote. He shared that “there’s nothing that makes you see death as unfair and meaningless as when a young person dies.”
Raphael’s mother Liz Jensen also posted about his death. She wrote on Twitter, “His family could not be prouder. Let’s celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy.”
Who Was Raphael Coleman?
Raphael wasn’t just an actor. He was also a dedicated environmental activist. As his stepfather posted on Facebook, Raphael traveled the world alone at age 18, including a year in Costa Rica and six months in Indonesia.
Under the name Iggy Fox, Raphael worked with activist group Extinction Rebellion. He was arrested several times for protesting, and was due in court this April for painting the Brazilian Embassy red when the Amazon was burning.
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“Death turned off raph,” Jensen wrote on Facebook, “but it did not turn off the light that burned in him, because no one who has known him has been unaffected by it or will forget it, and that is how he lives on.”
Raphael’s loved ones are in our thoughts.