RIP Rik Mayall

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  1. OllyW Moderator

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    Really sad news, he was one of the funniest comedians from my generation. :(

     
  2. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    I remember watching him in the "Young Ones" he will be missed.:(
     
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    Was shocked to hear of his passing, I'll remember him best in Bottom and as Captain Flashheart in Blackadder.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    A very clever, talented and gifted comedy actor. And 56 is far too young these days for someone to die, as I am sure he had so much more to give.

    I have long enjoyed 'Blackadder' - a wonderfully sharply observed and brilliant satire with a sublime cast.
     
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    That was my first exposure to him also. I didn't know his name at the time but man that show for some reason was funny to me.

    Had to look him up when I saw his name in my twitter feed. Man he did a lot of things I never even knew that was him. Funny guy to say the least.

    RIP...
     
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    I was watching the Young Ones episode "Bambi" on my commute in yesterday and then heard about this.

    I loved Rik being a foil for the always hilarious Vyvyan (Adrian Edmonson.) The breasts bit of the opening conversation in this particular episode is still LOL funny.

    And he was a treat on BlackAdder. Truly a funny fellow.

    Rik will be missed.
     

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