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.