Former BBC EastEnders star Ashvin Luximon who performed Asif Malik dies from aneurysm aged 38 

‘He liked and was liked by so many’: Former EastEnders star Ashvin Luximon who performed Asif Malik within the BBC cleaning soap dies from aneurysm aged 38

  • The actor appeared in 146 episodes of the BBC cleaning soap between 1999 and 2003
  • He handed away late final month with the funeral being held on August 11
  • Now his household are fundraising for charity in his identify, elevating £1,000 thus far 

Former Eastenders star Ashvin Luximon has died from an aneurysm on the age of 38, his household has confirmed.

He handed away on July 23 of this yr, with the funeral going down on August 11. 

Luximon is greatest identified for taking part in Asif Malik within the BBC drama, a task he portrayed from September 1999 to October 2003, showing in 146 episodes.

Household associates mentioned his loss of life was a ‘large shock’, and his household has since arrange a tribute web page through which they’re elevating cash for charity in his identify. 

They mentioned in a press release: ‘This web site is a tribute to Ash, who handed on the twenty third July 2022 attributable to a aneurysm.

‘Ash’s surprising passing has hit us all laborious, however we wish to take the time to recollect his bigger than life spirit. 

Luximon is best known for playing Asif Malik in Eastenders from September 1999 to October 2003

Luximon is greatest identified for taking part in Asif Malik in Eastenders from September 1999 to October 2003

Ashvin's family praised him, telling his many friends and followers: 'He loved you'

Ashvin’s household praised him, telling his many associates and followers: ‘He liked you’

The Enfield born star (centre) appeared in 146 episodes of the drama, set around Albert Square

The Enfield born star (centre) appeared in 146 episodes of the drama, set round Albert Sq.

'Ash' played a school friend of Martin Fowler in the drama, with whom he got into trouble for vandalism and shoplifting

‘Ash’ performed a college pal of Martin Fowler within the drama, with whom he bought into bother for vandalism and shoplifting

‘He liked and was liked by so many. He sang a imply karaoke tune and had a voice loud sufficient to listen to from area! He introduced laughter and the very best cuddles.’ 

‘Please use this area to share ideas, pictures and reminiscences. Please be respectful. 

‘As a household we wish to ask anybody who would have made a floral tribute to as an alternative donate to our chosen charities, the NSPCC (Ash was the last word Uncle) and Andy’s Man Membership ( a charity geared toward serving to males speak).

‘He liked you.’ 

Brother Alvin Luximon paid tribute on Ashvin’s birthday on August 13, writing on scial media: ‘Completely happy Birthday brother, I’m positive you having a whole lot of enjoyable and making everybody giggle… have an awesome one, cheers. Miss you…’

On the star’s funeral, his household requested company to put on vibrant colors, because it was an occasion to ‘rejoice Ash’s life.’ 

In a donation tribute on the positioning, Ashvin’s mother and father wrote: ‘Our darling son we love you a lot. Have enjoyable with the angels.’

A household pal wrote: ‘Our deepest sympathy to your loss. Could the pleased reminiscences of Ashvin offer you peace and luxury throughout this difficult and painful time. Considering of you all.’

One other tribute learn: ‘Relaxation in peace expensive, you’ll stay in our coronary heart. Large kisses, numerous love.’

An in depth pal added: ‘You and my brother have been like joined to hip, so like an adopted brother to me and like a son to our household. 

Ashvin's character got into all sort of trouble with school friend Martin Fowler

Ashvin’s character bought into all form of bother with faculty pal Martin Fowler

‘At all times pleased to us, laughing and joking. Being part of the particular instances we shared. 

‘At all times cuddling my daughters and being the Uncle Ash!! You definitely had the largest coronary heart and liked by so many. 

‘You may be sorely missed however your spirit and legacy will all the time be with us. Shine vibrant with the celebs and preserve making everybody giggle up there. 

‘We’ll miss you a lot.’

One other mentioned: ‘I’ll love you perpetually.’ 

Tributes on the household’s social media additionally replicate the star’s ‘caring’ character.

One pal wrote: ‘A beautiful photograph – such a loss to your treasured household.’

Ashvin grew up in Enfield, North London, earlier than attending Bowden’s Theatre Faculty.

He attended Chase Group Faculty, however left faculty earlier than taking his GCSEs to pursue an appearing profession. 

The Enfield-born TV star additionally appeared in promotional movies for bus security and British Airways and his different TV appearances embrace Grange Hill and Hope and Glory.

He final appeared in Eastenders in October 2003 after he handed his A-Ranges and went off to school.

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