Rik Mayall

Comedian



About

Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014 - (aged 56)) was an English comedian, writer, actor and voice-over artist. He won an Emmy Award in 1997 for his voice-over work in the televsion film The Willows in Winter. Mayall was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the early 1980s. He formed a comedy partnership with Ade Edmondson, and appeared in numerous cult classic sitcoms, including The Young Ones (1982–1984), Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987), "The Comic Strip Presents", The New Statesman (1987–1994), Bottom (1991–1995), Blackadder, and in the comedy films Drop Dead Fred (1991) and Guest House Paradiso (1999). His acting style was described as energetic "post-punk". In 1998, he suffered a serious head injury in a quad bike accident near his Devon home, and was in a coma for several days. He subsequently recovered. Mayall died of a sudden cardiac event on 9 June 2014 at the age of 56. At the time of his death, he was described by Danny Cohen, director of BBC Television, as a "truly brilliant" comedian with a unique stage presence, whose "fireball creativity" and approach to sitcom had inspired a generation of comedy stars.<Br>Source:<A Href="Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page" Target="_blank" Rel="Me Nofollow">Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>