Mother of Raphael Coleman who died aged 25 breaks her silence

Nanny McPhee star Raphael Coleman died in South Africa while jogging. He had no other health problems when he collapsed on Friday.

Raphael’s mother breaks her silence after his death. She said his shocking death was ‘too much to bear’ and ‘It is hard to imagine how life will continue’. 

She wrote on Twitter: “We are heartbroken but so proud of him and his work to protect our Heaven on Earth. He inspired so many people and was so loved. He was beautiful and wise and it’s hard to imagine how life will continue. But it must and will and he’d want that.

“We were so lucky to have him, he brought such joy. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. It seems he died of heart failure. He was running and laughing when he collapsed. It was blessedly quick,” she continued.

His fellow stars also paid tribute to him includes Eliza Bennett. She wrote: “I was so heartbroken to hear about Raphael (now James Iggy). After we worked on Nanny McPhee, he dedicated his life to protecting wildlife and fighting climate change.”

Raphael Coleman, best known for his role in the 2005 film Nanny McPhee. Coleman also served as a climate change activist and went by the name of Iggy Fox.