Skip to comments.Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56
Posted on 06/09/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT by the scotsman
'British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56.
He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend Adrian Edmondson. The duo later went on to star in the sitcom Bottom.
A pioneer of the 1980s alternative comedy scene, Mayall also appeared in Blackadder and The New Statesman.
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56 = too young
The Young Ones was a pretty funny show.
Funny guy. Used to love The Young Ones.
Just damn, another piece of my childhood gone RIP, RIk.
PS to moderator: no need to be rude on the prior thread.
Thanks for posting! I totally forgot about the young ones. Loved that show when I was a teen. That and Python where the only times I watched pbs
I remember Mayall as the over-the-top, super heroic Lord Flashheart from "Blackadder".
Wow, other people who watched “The Young Ones”.
Great show - great actor.
May he RIP.
I’ve never heard of it before, but 56 is way too young for anyone to die.
Looks like I was punning — didn’t mean to.
The news of his passing is taking up 4 of the top 10 topics on Twitter.
Wow, loved that show. Only 12 episodes? Seemed like there were many more. RIP Rik Mayall. I’ll have Neil boil some lentils in his honor.
One of my favourite shows of all time. One Halloween, four of us went as The Young Ones. My girlfriend was Rick, I was Vyvyan.
“He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones “
I thought his characters name was Vivian
Used to watch The Young One’s when in Aberdeen back in the 70’s and early 80’s. It grew on you the more you watched it. Sorry for the loss of him.
Vivian was the punk...the guy with red hair and four stars stuck in his forehead.
Rick is a complete bastard and we all hate him!
RIP You crazy Anarchist.
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