Rik Mayall, 1958-2014


There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing.

They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him.

And now he’s died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard – Adrian Edmondson

Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56.  He died at his home in London yesterday morning.  He was an Emmy-award winning writer, comedian and actor.  Best known for The Young Ones, Blackadder, The New Statesman and Bottom, he was described as a “truly brilliant comedian” whose “fireball creativity” and approach to sitcom had inspired a generation.

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