Former Eastenders actor Ashvin Luximon passed away at the age of 38 last month due to an aneurysm, his family confirmed in August.
He was best known for playing Asif Malik in the soap and, following his death, his family set up a tribute site where people can donate to the NSPCC or Andy's Man Club.
Announcing the news of Ashvin's death, his family said on his tribute site: "This site is a tribute to Ash, who passed on the 23rd July 2022 due to a aneurysm," they wrote. "Ash's unexpected passing has hit us all hard, but we want to take the time to remember his larger than life spirit."
They continued: "He loved and was loved by so many. He sang a mean karaoke tune and had a voice loud enough to hear from space! He brought laughter and the best cuddles."
The family went on: "Please use this space to share thoughts, photos and memories. Please be respectful.
"As a family we would like to ask anyone who would have made a floral tribute to instead donate to our chosen charities, the NSPCC (Ash was the ultimate Uncle) and Andy's Man Club ( a charity aimed at helping men talk)."
Here's everything we know about Ashvin's life
Early life and family
Ashvin Luximon was Born on June 30, 1984 in Enfield, North London, where he lived with his Mauritian parents, and he found a love for acting after attending Bowden’s Theatre School on Saturdays. He was very private about his life and it is not known if he had a partner, however he's not believed to have had children.
He attended Chase Community School in Enfield, and reportedly left before taking GCSEs to pursue acting.
Ashvin got his big break in acting when he landed a role on EastEnders as cheeky lad Asif Malik, best friend to Martin Fowler, with the pair frequently getting into trouble together.
He appeared on 146 episodes of the soap between 1993 and 2003, leaving after his character received his A-Level results and left to attend college.
Ashvin also had acting roles in Grange Hill and the TV series Hope and Glory.
It's thought his parents were extremely supportive of his career.
It is not known exactly what Ashvin's net worth was, but Haq Express News report it to be around $1million (around £850,000).
In light of the news of his death, sad fans took to Twitter to share their heartbreak over the news as one person wrote: "such sad news tht asif frm #eastenders actor ashvin luximon has died @ 38… asif is in the old eps airing nw in the afternoons & i mind him frm wen i was young… wot a shame… rip".
Another said: "Very sorry to hear that Ashvin Luximon, who played Asif Malik in #EastEnders from 1999 to 2003, has sadly passed away aged 38. RIP."
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