Actor and comedian Rik Mayall passed away Monday at the age of 56. Gamebrit takes a look back at his vibrant on-screen personality shining through in these early 90's Nintendo ads.
Very sad news
bottom and young ones americans would of known him for drop dead fred all amazing, death of a very talented brit, loved him growing up, spec on bottom.
Can't believe he's gone, he was amazing in the Young Ones and especially Bottom as Richie Richie https://www.youtube.com/wat... Just some really funny slap stick comedy. Now I'm never going to see one of their live shows in person :| They always said when they got older they would do one last live show together as a send off to Bottom. Even watching them it's hilarious Really shit start to the day when E3 is on.
that was awesome
"Vyv, can you actually kill yourself with laxative pills?" "I don't know Neil but i'm gonna stay around and find out"
Grew up watching all his shows, was absolutely gutted when I found out the news. Such a genius in all his work from the young ones, to the new statesman and to bottom. RIP
First i'd heard of it, sad news.. i was looking forward to that new Bottom series that was planned as well. That's a young age to go..my father said a while back that he always seemed a bit different after that quad bike accident he had, or whatever happened.
To be fair what I read on the bbc was he was in a coma for 5 days in 1998 after a quad bike crash and the doctors were talking about the option of turning his machine off when he suddenly showed signs of life! I am sure everyday he woke up grateful to be alive the 16 years he lived after the accident.
Drop Dead Fred :( Childhood Memories R.I.P. Rik
Sad to hear this as I always held out hope for a bottom special it was the funniest thing in the world when I watched one of the movies when I was way too young to watch it so long ago now... R.I.P
Loved Rik Mayall's characters From Kevin Turvey(which nobody seems to mention)The Comic Strip to Richie R. RIP Rik. @16Bit the media are speculating that it could have something to do with the quad bike accident in 98 either a fit or heart related. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...
Actually devastated about the news that he's passed away, one of the best comedy actors out there....shed a tear for sure.....what happend to him he was only 56?
Actually devastated about this news, loved him in the young ones and bottom etc...amazing comedy actor...what happend to him? He was only 56. Dunno why its done two versions of my comment when only one went through, sorry.
Bottom lol my mum loved rik mayall who to sadly passed away Friday :( RIP mum
Will miss you Rik.
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