Raphael Coleman's Mom Reveals That Her Son's Death Was Quick as She Talks about a Parent's Worst Nightmare
Liz Jensen, the mom of the recently deceased Raphael Coleman, is living a nightmare she can't wake up from and trying to find the strength to push through.
Losing a child is never easy, and Liz Jensen is currently experiencing that pain. She responded to a condolence message on Twitter writing,
"Thank you, James. Every parent's worst nightmare."
Jensen is the mom of the recently deceased actor, Raphael Coleman, who died while on a trip to South Africa. Explaining how her son died, the grieving mother added,
"It seems he died of heart failure. He was laughing and running when he collapsed. It was blessedly quick."
The actor's mom has received a lot of heartfelt messages from her son's fans on Twitter. One person tweeted that she can't imagine the pain Jensen is going through.
Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox. 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 https://t.co/qFRKPT7rRG— Liz Jensen (@LizJensenWriter) February 7, 2020
As an adult, he quit acting to become a scientist, and worked mostly with NGOs to combat and create awareness on the effects of climate change.
"I am so sorry for your loss. He was the most fearless, compassionate activist I knew. His integrity was an inspiration."
Devastating news. Liz, I'm so sorry. What a brave and noble young soul. My thoughts and deepest sympathies with you tonight and with your family. G x— Gregory Norminton (@GDRNorminton) February 7, 2020
Coleman passed away on Friday, February 7th, at the age of 25. Jensen shared the news on Twitter, writing that her son died doing what he loved, and asked everyone to celebrate his life and cherish his legacy.
The young actor had no prior history of a heart defect. He lived and practiced a healthy lifestyle, and after he collapsed, all efforts to revive him proved abortive.
Coleman rose to fame starring in the movie, "Nanny McPhee." As an adult, he quit acting to become a scientist, and worked mostly with NGOs to combat and create awareness on the effects of climate change.
Extinction Rebellion, one of the groups he worked with, described the deceased on Facebook as a burning bright soul who fought for the cause. Coleman's life might have ended too early, but it was impactful and fulfilling.