Activist and child star Raphaël Coleman dies at 25

Raphaël Coleman at a wildlife sanctuary to raise awareness for environmental challenges. Photo courtesy of worldsmiles.com.

Raphaël Coleman at a wildlife sanctuary to raise awareness for environmental challenges. Photo courtesy of worldsmiles.com.

Julia Esparza, Entertainment Reporter

On February 6, 2020, the world lost an activist and entertainer, Raphaël Coleman.

While his name may not ring a bell, his work will always live on.

His most famous role in entertainment was as Eric Brown in the British movie Nanny McPhee.

Coleman won an award in 2010 for his acting.

He was given the Best Young Actor Award by the British Independent Film Festival for a performance in the short film Edward’s Turmoil

He also won an award at the Brussels Short Film Festival in 2010.

Soon after this, he dedicated his life to activism.

He was very active in the growing fight for the environment and endangered animals in the climate change group Extinction Rebellion.

Under the name Iggy Fox, he controlled the group’s social media and was a spokesman at demonstrations.

On his website, he described himself as “a twenty-something Zoology graduate traveling the world on a shoestring budget, working with wildlife and exploring wildernesses.”

On February 7, his mother took to Twitter to confirm his death.

“He died doing what he loved,” said Coleman’s mom.

He was on a trip to spread his message of climate change when he collapsed and was not able to be reanimated.

She urged everyone to “celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy.”