Nanny McPhee actor Raphael Coleman has died aged 25 1 week ago

Nanny McPhee actor Raphael Coleman has died aged 25

Nanny McPhee actor Raphael Coleman has died aged 25.

The climate activist's mum Liz Jensen confirmed the news in a statement on Twitter.

“Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox," she wrote. “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.”

She also shared an essay that the climate activist - who was going by the name James 'Iggy' Fox - wrote for Extinction Rebellion.

The header of the piece pays tribute to the young man, who was described as a "burning bright soul."

“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," it reads.

His stepfather Carsten Jensen also paid tribute to him on Facebook [via EW].

"As a child, he was old-wise, extremely literate and loved to lecture adults with his always astonishing knowledge,” he said. “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.”