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Colin



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Rik Mayall Reply with quote

I was as shocked as the Absolute Radio presenter a few minutes when learning of the death today of comedy actor Rik Mayall. I've loved his work - especially as part of The Young Ones and then alongside Ade Edmondson in Bottom, etc.

Wow. Another one bites the dust...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27770266
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John W



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a shock, he was quite unique, a sad loss to comedy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocking news. Brilliant in The Young One and Blackadder.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great loss.

Cause of death remains a mystery, for some reason.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The young ones was just superb i had to ask my parents to let me stay up and watch it and that was part of the thrill and then going into school the next day and all you talked about was the show

I am so gutted at this moment
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
Great loss.

Cause of death remains a mystery, for some reason.


Given he was epileptic it's possible he might have had a seizure of some sort.
whatever the cause it's very sad news, he was extremely gifted and had a very impressive CV.

Poor Chap Sad
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Colin



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly, my son and I were saying only the other day that we really ought to have a day devoted to watching "Bottom" over a few beers. He absolutely loved those barmy series and so did I.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such a shame. I loved his Rick character in The Young Ones. He had that very bad quad bike accident some years ago so perhaps that had some bearing on his death.

Newsnight had a tribute to him and one clip was from Jackanory. A lovely expressive face for storytelling.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure Rik would have appreciated and had a jolly good laugh at this plaque that somebody put up in tribute to him.
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