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Rik Mayall Did Not Leave A Will

The Young Ones star died in June last year (14), aged 56, and probate records show he did not leave a valid will for his $1.9 million (£1.2 million) estate. The move...

Prince William Makes Richard Attenborough Tribute

Prince William paid tribute to Lord Richard Attenborough at the BAFTA Awards last night (08.02.15). The 32-year-old royal praised the director and former BAFTA president, who died aged 90 last year, for being ''a leader...

Rik Mayall Honoured With Memorial 'Bottom' Bench In London

Fans of Rik Mayall gathered in London yesterday as the late comedian was honoured with a fitting tribute, a memorable bench in Hammersmith. The bench replicates the one seen in the opening credits of his...

Simon Pegg Rocked By Rik Mayall's Death

Actor Simon Pegg was torn when his comedy hero Rik Mayall died earlier this year (14) because he wanted to pay a heartfelt tribute online but feared it would seem self-serving.The Shaun of the Dead...

Farewell Rik Mayall: Comic Laid To Rest By Family And Friends In Devon

Rik Mayall was laid to rest in a rose-festooned wicker coffin in a beautiful English churchyard yesterday (19 June). The late comedian collapsed and died aged 56 after his morning run on Monday 9 June,...

Stars Gather At Rik Mayall's Funeral

British comedy stars including Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Edmondson turned out to remember funnyman Rik Mayall as he was laid to rest on Thursday (19Jun14).Around 140 mourners gathered at St George's Church in...

Noel Fielding On Rik Mayall's Mighty Boosh Influence

Noel Fielding is the latest comedian to pay tribute to the late Rik Mayall, who died suddenly on June 9 after “an acute cardiac event” following a morning run. The Mighty Boosh star details how...

Rik Mayall Fans Propel 4-Year-old Football Song Into The Top 10

Fans have been buying Noble England in tribute to the much loved and tragically late actor and comedian, Rik Mayall. The surge in sales has seen the song hit the UK top ten and become...

Rik Mayall's 2010 World Cup Song Reaches No.7 In UK Singles Chart

A football song Rik Mayall recorded for the World Cup 2010 has reached the UK top 10 this week. Fans started a campaign to put the song back into the charts as a tribute to...

Rik Mayall Scores A Top 10 Hit With Four-year-old World Cup Anthem

Fans of late funnyman Rik Mayall have given the star a top 10 U.K. hit just days after his death.The Drop Dead Fred star failed to chart with his World Cup anthem four years ago,...

Rik Mayall's World Cup Anthem Set For Top Five Debut In U.k.

Funnyman Rik Mayall's lost World Cup anthem Noble England is set to crash into the U.K. Top 10 this weekend (15Jun14) following the star's death on Monday (09Jun14).Bosses at the Official Charts Company, who compile...

Ahead Of England V Italy, Rik Mayall’S ‘Noble England’ Set For Top 10

On the eve of England’s opening World Cup fixture against Italy in Manaus, Rik Mayall’s failed football song Noble England is set to gatecrash the UK singles Top 10 chart after a campaign to get...

Rik Mayall's Wife Overwhelmed By Fan Support

Late comedian Rik Mayall's wife Barbara has broken her silence following the Drop Dead Fred star's sudden death on Monday (09Jun14), revealing the family has been "overwhelmed" by the support of his fans.The official cause...

Rik Mayall's Cause Of Death - Cardiac Arrest After Morning Run?

Rik Mayall suffered an "acute cardiac event" after returning home from his morning run, according to his wife. Barbara Robbin spoke to the press, including the Telegraph, after a post mortem examination into the comic's...

Rik Mayall's Death To Remain A Mystery For Weeks

The cause of beloved British funnyman Rik Mayall's death will remain a mystery for weeks after initial tests proved inconclusive.The Young Ones star, 56, was found dead at his home in London on Monday (09Jun14)...

Dawn French: 'Rik Mayall's Death Is A Wake-up Call'

British funnywoman Dawn French has branded the death of her longtime friend and colleague Rik Mayall a "wake-up call" and vowed to "live every minute properly" in the aftermath of the tragedy.The Harry Potter star...

Rik Mayall's Lost World Cup Anthem Expected To Chart High In The U.k.

A lost World Cup anthem recorded by late comedian Rik Mayall is expected to enter Britain's pop charts this coming weekend (ends15Jun14) thanks to a social media campaign launched by fans.The funnyman, who starred in...

Which Character Did Rik Mayall Play In Harry Potter? (Before He Was Cut)

Rik Mayall - the legendary British comedian who died expectantly aged 56 this week - filmed scenes for Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone but was cut from the final version. In an interview that's...

Cliff Richard Saddened By Rik Mayall's Death

Veteran singer Sir Cliff Richard has paid tribute to beloved British funnyman Rik Mayall and thanked the comedian for boosting his profile with his hit sitcom The Young Ones.Mayall co-wrote the comedy, named after the...

Rik Mayall's Daughter Pays Tribute To Hysterical Father

Rik Mayall's daughter has paid tribute to her ''wonderful, generous, foul-mouthed and hysterical father''.The comedian's 18-year-old daughter, Bonnie Mayall, posted a touching photograph of her dad on Facebook yesterday (10.06.14), along with a moving message,...

Ben Elton Pays Tribute To Rik Mayall As Officials Probe Cause Of Tragedy

British writer Ben Elton has paid tribute to his close friend and former collaborator Rik Mayall as mystery continues to surround the funnyman's death.Mayall passed away suddenly at his home in London on Monday (09Jun14)...

Remembering Rik Mayall: Forever A ‘Young One’ Who Changed British Comedy

For a man who spent his career making so many people laugh, Rik Mayall caused many a tear yesterday (June 9th), when he passed away unexpectedly aged just 56. The comedian, who rose to fame...

Tributes Pour In For Rik Mayall

Actors Eric Idle, Chris O'dowd, Russell Brand and David Walliams are among the stars who have paid tribute to beloved British funnyman Rik Mayall, who died on Monday (09Jun14) at the age of 56.The shocking...

Rik Mayall Dead At 56: Tributes Roll In For 'Bottom' Star

Rik Mayall, the English comedian and actor best known for The Young Ones and Bottom, had died aged 56. Mayall, who formed a long and successful comedy partnership with Adrian Edmondson, also appeared in numerous...

Rik Mayall Dead At 56

British comedian Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56, according to a report.The news was announced on Monday (09Jun14) but no further details are available as Wenn went to press.

Rik Mayall Blames Adrian Edmondson For Bottom Collapse

British funnyman Rik Mayall has blamed his former writing partner Adrian Edmondson for scrapping plans to bring their hit 1990s Tv show Bottom back to the small screen.The pair worked together on several British sitcoms...

Rik Mayall Scraps Plans To Bring Bottom Back

British funnyman Rik Mayall has scrapped a planned revival of his hit 1990s TV show Bottom.In August (12), Mayall announced plans to reunite with his co-star Adrian Edmondson to bring Bottom back for a new...

Mayall To Release World Cup Anthem

British comic RIK MAYALL is demonstrating his patriotism by releasing an unofficial anthem to boost support for England's soccer team in the upcoming World Cup.The Young Ones funnyman is preparing to unleash his first musical...

Russell Brand Set To Revive Drop Dead Fred

Actor and comedian Russell Brand is to star in a remake of 1991 comedy Drop Dead Fred, it has been announced.The film saw Phoebe Cates as a woman who loses her job and husband within...

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Mayall Apologises After Forgetting Lines

British actor RIK MAYALL has apologised to theatre-goers after he forgot his lines during a performance of THE NEW STATESMAN, forcing the show to be abandoned. The DROP DEAD FRED star, who plays ALAN B'STARD...

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