Posted in comedy | music on June 9, 2014

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Sad news from the world of comedy. The BBC is reporting that Rik Mayall has died at age 56. He's probably best-known in America for playing Rick, the pompous, would-be anarchist and "people's poet" on The Young Ones, the "punk" sitcom that aired in The US on MTV during the network's early years. He also starred in 1991's Drop Dead Fred with Phoebe Cates, and numerous other British sitcoms. Rik, you'll be missed. Rest in peace.

Check out some Young Ones clips below...

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Hands Up, Who Likes Me?

Rick from The Young Ones Cliff Poem


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Comments (10)

but how can Rik be dead if we still have his poems?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 11:40 AM

And you think that's bad?

Posted by Neil | June 9, 2014 12:05 PM

All my prays.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:07 PM

love you rio

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:15 PM

Bury my heart at 15 Credibility Street. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:25 PM

11:40 / 12:05 are true fans. Well done! Rik would approve.

Posted by xTAINTx | June 9, 2014 12:43 PM

he should just join the black keys.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:44 PM

drop dead fred is maybe the worst movie i've ever seen

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 4:55 PM

I am soooo sD! RIP Lord Flasheart!

Posted by Simiyalala | June 9, 2014 7:25 PM

4:55- does baby need attention?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 7:33 PM

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