Rik Mayall died today aged 56
Rik, best remembered for his roles in Bottom and the Young Ones with Adrian Edmondson passed away at his London home today, Rik leaves a wife and three children.
He first appeared as Kevin Turvey in a kick up the eighties, moving on to The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Comic Strip, The Dangerious Brothers, Filthy Rich and Catflap, The New Statsman, and many many other shows.
He was originally the first choice for the lead role in tv series Jonathan Creek, but a quad bike accident in which he nearly died meant the role went to Alan Davies. Rik later appeared in the series as a guest star.
Over the last week or so I've been watching the five Bottom live stage shows (managed to see one show live) Even now eleven years later the shows still make me laugh out loud.
Thanks for all the laughter Rik, God bless you.