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Rik Mayall dies aged 56

Link to Article: Daily Telegraph

Rik Mayall, the comedian and star of The Young Ones, has died aged 56.

A spokesman for Mayall’s management company told The Press Association that he died this morning.

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(L-R) The Young Ones - 1982: Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson), Neil (Nigel Planer), Mike (Christopher Ryan), Rick (Rik Mayall)

The comedian appeared in television comedies The Young Ones, Blackadder, The New Statesman and Bottom, and had a long-running partnership with Ade Edmondson.

In 1998, he survived a near-fatal quad bike accident at his home in Devon. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and three children.

The cause of death is currently unknown.