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    Rik Mayall

    Bloody hell! That's a shock. Haven't seen him around for a while though.

    RIP Rik - bloody awesome comedian

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    Very little is known so far, all I see is little snippets on various web sites as they update. When i first searched there was nothing.

    RIP Lord Flashheart

    Last edited by keefy; 06-09-2014 at 16:09.

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    Doesnt say what he died from? Loved Bottom, grew up on that

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    I wonder if it's all related to his Quad bike accident about 15 years ago. I remember he nearly died at the time.

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    he was working a few days ago tho?

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    I remember sneakily watching Bottom with my brother and dad as mum thought the language was too rude for my ears when growing up.

    Will always remember him as Drop Dead Fred though.

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    Always enjoyed watching Bottom and the Young Ones when growing up, he was great in Blackadder too

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    Damn, he will be missed.



    RIP Rik

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    Rik Mayall, one of a generation of performers that injected post-punk energy into British comedy, has died. He was 56.

    Mayall's management firm Brunskill Management said the comedian died at his London home on Monday.

    In the 1980s Mayall was part of the Comic Strip, a hugely influential group of alternative young comics that included Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Mayall's writing and performing partner, Adrian Edmondson.

    He was best known for co-writing and performing in The Young Ones, a sitcom about slovenly students that was much loved by those it satirized.

    On television he memorably played Conservative politician Alan B'stard in the sitcom The New Statesman and lecherous Lord Flashheart in comedy classic Blackadder.

    He and Edmondson also created and starred Bottom, a surreally violent slapstick series about two unemployed slobs.

    Film appearances included the title role in 1991 fantasy Drop Dead Fred - which gained him a US cult following - and 1999 British comedy Guest House Paradiso.

    The cause of death was not immediately disclosed. London's Metropolitan Police force said officers had been called to the house by the ambulance service on Monday, but that the death was not believed to be suspicious.

    In 1998, Mayall survived a potentially fatal accident on a quad bike but had been working until recently.

    Speaking about the accident last year, Mayall said he had been kept alive on a life-support machine for five days and doctors were considering turning it off when he began to show signs of life.

    He said the brush with death changed his life - for years afterwards, he would mark the occasion by exchanging gifts with his wife and three children.

    He said: "The main difference between now and before my accident is I'm just very glad to be alive.

    "Other people get moody in their 40s and 50s - men get the male menopause. I missed the whole thing. I was just really happy."

    Paying tribute, Blackadder producer John Lloyd said Mayall was "just extraordinary".

    "It's really a dreadful piece of news," he told the BBC.

    "I remember going to the very first night of the Comedy Store (club in London) and thinking 'Where does this come from?'.

    "It was the most extraordinary thing, him and Ade Edmondson doing the Dangerous Brothers, they were called, and you just felt you were in the presence of something, a whole revolutionary thing."

    BBC director of television Danny Cohen said Mayall was "a truly brilliant comedian".

    "His comic timing was outstanding and his screen presence unique. For a generation of viewers he was a true comedy hero."
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainm...ectid=11270882

    RIP Rik, you bought me so much fun and laughter over the years.

    I will miss you.

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