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Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56.
« on: June 09, 2014, 01:00:54 PM »

He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend Adrian Edmondson before the duo later went on to star in their sitcom Bottom.

Mayall also appeared in shows including Blackadder and The New Statesman.

He died at home in London. The Metropolitan Police said the death was not believed to be suspicious.

They said they were called to reports of a sudden death of a man in his 50s at 13:19 BST on Monday, in Barnes in south west London.

London Ambulance Service said "a man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene".

The actor, who was married with three children, was left seriously ill after a quad bike accident in 1998 which left him in a coma for several days.

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