Posted by sean on June 9, 2014 at 9:19 pm in Have I Got News For You with No Comments

I was shocked and saddened this afternoon when I learnt of Rik Mayall’s death. I was introduced to his work while growing up in the 1990’s – The Young Ones, Drop Dead Fred and, of course, Bottom. The episode with the gas man is one of the greatest comedy moments of all time.

I had them all on VHS and watched them over and over again until the tapes wore out. I now have them on DVD and still regularly treat myself to an episode or two; giggling quietly to myself at some scenes, laughing uncontrollably at others. Even this year he was amusing me, with his character in the Channel 4 sitcom, Man Down.

His first, and indeed only tweet, sums the man up.













Ade Edmondson, Rik’s co-writer and friend, left this superb tribute.









Good bye, Rik. You’ll be missed.

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