Actor, comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56 Published: June 9, 2014

Comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56, his management has said.

He was best known for the TV shows "The Young Ones" and "Bottom," both of which he starred in alongside long-time collaborator Adrian Edmondson.

Mayall was also in several other programmes including "The New Statesman" - as conniving MP Alan B'Stard, "The Comic Strip Presents," and "Blackadder," where he played Squadron Leader Lord Flashheart. And he appeared on the big screen in films including "Drop Dead Fred," according to

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