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# 147128 10-Jun-2014 07:15
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Rik Mayall, star of Young Ones and Blackadder dies.

 

"British actor and comedian Rik Mayall, best known for his appearances in BBC shows The Young Ones and Blackadder, has died aged 56.

 

''We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rick Mayall who passed away this morning,'' said the actor's manager, Geoff Stanton from Brunskill management.

 

''We are devastated and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.''

 

Brunskill did not give any cause of death, but said further details would be released soon."


Not many actors/comedians have made me laugh so much, so hard.
I grew up watching Young Ones, Dangerous Brothers, Comic Strip etc.

Still thought he had plenty of funny left in him.




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  # 1062321 10-Jun-2014 07:30
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RIP Rik, you were a funny bastard.




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  # 1062323 10-Jun-2014 07:31
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Mr Jolly Lives Next Door was a favorite many years ago. Sad news.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1062332 10-Jun-2014 07:55
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floydbloke: RIP Rik, you were a funny bastard.


He was a funny B'Stard ;-)

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  # 1062336 10-Jun-2014 08:00
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Very sad news oh the young ones



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  # 1062338 10-Jun-2014 08:11
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Mattnzl: Mr Jolly Lives Next Door was a favorite many years ago. Sad news.


Their best, IMO. I must have seen it at least 50 times.




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  # 1062340 10-Jun-2014 08:17
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Yes, young ones, bottom, black adder and the new statesman. The young ones particularly as I can still identify my particular flatmates at the time who were almost exactly the same as the characters.

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  # 1062347 10-Jun-2014 08:36
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Was just laughing with a friend last night about Flash in Blackadder. Woke to hear this news.

Sad. RIP Rik.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1062357 10-Jun-2014 08:58
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Pricked up my eyes when I saw just now that his dad was John Mayall - but not THE John Mayall - who could have been about the right age.




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  # 1062368 10-Jun-2014 09:05
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So sad to hear this news, the world is now a little less bright from the passing of such a great comic 

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The New Statesman was one of my favourite comedies of all time.

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  # 1062393 10-Jun-2014 09:59
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One of the prime influences of my sick and twisted sense of humour. RIP Mr Mayall, you made the world a funnier place to live in.





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  # 1062395 10-Jun-2014 10:01
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In shock!!  The young ones was the thing to watch in 7th form. 



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I really do think my own sense of humor was shaped by this man.




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  # 1062432 10-Jun-2014 10:43
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A comedy genius you will always be synonymous with my university days

RIP Rik Mayall.


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