Rik Mayall dies, aged 56

Posted on Jun 9 2014 - 7:48pm by Shaun Kitchener

British comedy legend Rik Mayall has passed away.

The star’s management announced the news on Monday (June 9), soon after he passed. He was 56.

They said: “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall who passed away this morning.


Rik Mayall (BBC)

“We will be issuing a further statement in the fullness of time.”

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said officers were called to a house in south-west London at around 1:20pm this afternoon, where “a man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene”.

Rik, who starred in The Young Ones, is survived by three children.

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