Actor and comedian Rik Mayall has reportedly passed away, according to the BBC who say his manager confirmed the sad news.
Shocked & saddened that a comedy hero is gone; for those who grew up on 'The Young Ones', Rik Mayall was one of funniest performers ever.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 9, 2014
Mayall has starred in and written some of the funniest shows on television; from The Young Ones to Bottom. While his Hollywood feature Drop Dead Fred is widely regarded as a cult favourite.
He lives behind a wife, make-up artist Barbara Robbin and three children.