Monday, 9 June 2014

Rik Mayall: Comedian And Actor Dies Aged 56

Comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56, his management has said.
Mayall was best-known for the TV shows The Young Ones and Bottom, both of which he starred alongside Adrian Edmondson.
He was also in several other programmes including The New Statesman, The Comic Strip Presents and Blackadder.
The star was left seriously ill after a quad bike accident in 1998 which left him in a coma for several days.
But he was working until recently.
Mayall found fame playing would-be anarchist Rick in The Young Ones which ran from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series.
The show featured anarchic, offbeat humour and it helped to bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s.
The programme also featured Edmondson as punk Vyvyan, Nigel Planer as paranoid hippie Neil, and Christopher Ryan as shady Mike.
A statement from Mayall's management, Brunskill, said: "We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall who passed away this morning.
"We will be issuing a further statement in the fullness of time."

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