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    Rik Mayall

    I was very shocked to get the news alert just now informing me that Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56.

    Alongside many uk comedies he also starred in a Drop Dead Fred and appeared in the films Carry On Columbus and American Werewolf in London.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27770266
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    Very sad to hear this, he was a really funny guy. Loved him in The New Statesman.

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    was such a shock.

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    Rik Mayall age 56

    I loved him in Drop Dead Fred.

    drop dead.jpg

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27770266


    Rest in peace, Rik.
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    Oops I didn't see this thread earlier.

    I'm shocked and very saddened by Rik's passing. Drop Dead Fred is one of my favorite childhood movies. RIP.
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    So sad to hear about his death. He was great in The Young Ones and Bottom.


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    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    I LOVE Rik!! I loved The Young Ones. I loved Drop Dead Fred.

    I just saw this on Facebook. How sad. That is too young. I wonder how he died.

    I was reading a few years ago about how he and Ade Edmonson had ended their comedy partnership. I don't know if they had a falling out or if it was because of Jennifer Saunder's (Adrian's wife) cancer or what but they made a damn great team.
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    Bummer.

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    I'm so gutted like you all I loved him as Drop Dead Fred and his acting in The Young Ones. I had a crush on him as Fred haha

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    I just found out and am surprised at how shocked I was at hearing it.

    After he survived the earlier accident, I figured the guy was invincible.

    I don't care what any of the comedy snobs said, the guy was hilarious in comedy and surprisingly good at the straight acting he did too yet now they will all come out of the woodwork lamenting about how great he truly was.

    Rest in peace Rik.

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    Dropped Dead Rik...

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    This one hurts Rest in Peace Rik and thank you for the many laughs over the years x

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    Loved the Young Ones during my college years. What a bummer...
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    R.I.P you B'Stard. Sounds to me like he just dropped - perhaps that's for the best...

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    Does anyone know cause of death? Cannot find it in article

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    Not yet. Paramedics were called to his London home at lunch time. Sounds unexpected.
    I know he had epilepsy following the quad bike crash - perhaps seizure?

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    Very sad A British comedy genius gone...

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    Completely shocked. Loved him in Young Ones and Drop Dead Fred. He was supposed to play Peeves in Harry Potter but it ended up on the cutting room floor. Would have loved to see him in the movie as a poltergeist

    Rest in Peace.

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    So so sad about this. He trully was an amazing talent and brought so much joy and laughter to the world.
    I have no words and a tear in my eye
    RIP Rik you will trully be missed.

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    I didn't see this one coming. I remember when he started as "Kevin Turvey" in "Kick up the Eighties" then going on to "The Young Ones, Filthy Rich" etc. Ade Edmundson said that since Rik's quadbike accident that he was awkward to work with, and that they were getting too old to carry on doing the slapstick work that they were famous for. I'm not sure that was the full reason, anyway it's a sad sad day, he was a very funny man and shaped my sense of humour.

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    Shocked to hear this today .Seems his wife says she has no clue , it was so sudden .Maybe heart or seizure she says .RIP Flash .

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    Wow. I am so sad to learn of this. My friends and I loved the Young Ones. We'd get together on Sunday nights to watch it. Good memories and Rick helped create those memories.
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    RIP Rik! Love The Young Ones!
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    My children and I watched DDF more times than I can count...and no matter how many times we watched it...it was hilarious! RIP Rik
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    I loved Rik So much...he was a huge part of my teen years...the Young Ones were so clever and out there! He was a genius...who went for it, so funny.

    the Peoples Poet is gone!

    may you rest in peace Rik...thank you for making me laugh for so many years!

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    Very sad news. Rik was always very good in everything he was in.

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    It's a sad day,loved Rik in Drop Dead Fred and The Young Ones. The man was a comedic genius.
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    God he had a gift.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe_Zeppelin View Post
    I loved him in Drop Dead Fred.

    drop dead.jpg

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27770266


    Rest in peace, Rik.
    Drop Dead Fred was the only movie I have seen with him. And I loved it. I introduced my kidlets to it earlier this year and they loved it. RIP, Rik.
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    SO sad. RIP
    I loved him in the young ones, and then later on in Bottom.
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    He made one of his first movie appearances in "Shock Treatment" the RHPS sequel. He was Resthome Ricki no lines but did have to sing solo lol

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    Rik Mayall's 'lost' World Cup song looks set to enter top ten

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...n-9531428.html

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    Rik died of an 'acute cardiac event' following his daily run.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27815348

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emzy View Post
    Rik died of an 'acute cardiac event' following his daily run.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27815348
    I just saw that too .I wonder if the run had anything to do with it ? quite a few people have heart attacks after running .Strain on the heart if it was already under stress ?

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    Aww I thought he was a pretty funny guy! RIP

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    image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgRik Mayall's fans have been asked for their "thoughts and prayers" on Thursday when his family hold his funeral.
    The comedian's widow Barbara said: "Knowing the swell of love you all share with us we would like to let you, the fans, know that we will be having a private family funeral for Rik, as I am sure you will understand.
    "We will be burying him at 2pm on Thursday, June 19 if you would like to join us in thoughts and prayer at this time.
    "Thank you again for all your love and support to all our family, it brings great strength."
    A memorial service for the star, who died last week aged 56, is expected to be held in September.
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    pictures and story from his funeral

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-funeral.html

    ade edmunson's face set me off to tears, he just looks so lost and devestated, but have to admit, i love the wicker coffin
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    BBC news report on funeral

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27918484

    Like Kiwi I find the look on Ade's face so sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emzy View Post
    BBC news report on funeral

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27918484

    Like Kiwi I find the look on Ade's face so sad
    but didnt you love the wicker coffin tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiDeathy View Post
    pictures and story from his funeral

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-funeral.html

    ade edmunson's face set me off to tears, he just looks so lost and devestated, but have to admit, i love the wicker coffin
    I agree with both Ade's face and the coffin. Ade looks just devastated. Those are some great pictures though. Loved seeing the guys from TYO. I wonder if Christopher Ryan was there? Seems to be some comments about people smiling in photos... I don't know what funerals they've been to but it's going to happen sometimes, sheesh, especially when people are first coming together. I'm sure they were more somber during the service but even then I am sure someone told a story or two that made people laugh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiDeathy View Post
    but didnt you love the wicker coffin tho
    oh yes - beautiful.
    apparently there were smiles, laughs, cheering and applause.
    the family also had an official photographer - no paps

    also found this http://youtu.be/IE0CQBSeH6s

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    This broke my heart. I was more upset by this than when my grandma passed away. (She wasn't funny in the least.)

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    I love the wicker casket.

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    Gone 1 year ago today. Still shocked he's gone. May put on Young Ones later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyMcP View Post
    Gone 1 year ago today. Still shocked he's gone. May put on Young Ones later.
    I didn't realise until I saw your post that it's been a year. Time seems to have just flown by.

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    I loved Rik Mayall, he was hilarious! I loved him most in 'The Young Ones' and 'Drop Dead Fred'. Very sad that he has gone so young, he will be missed.

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    RIP Rik

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzyChick View Post
    I loved Rik Mayall, he was hilarious! I loved him most in 'The Young Ones' and 'Drop Dead Fred'. Very sad that he has gone so young, he will be missed.

    "Cliff, oh Cliff"
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    RIP Rik
    I definitely miss him too. He was my absolute face in Young Ones and Drop Dead Fred. Definitely lost him too young

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