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RIP, Rik Mayall

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Posted June 10, 2014

Actor and comedian Rik Mayall has died. Mayall is probably best known for his roles in The Young Ones (1982-4), Blackadder (1983-9), The New Statesman (1987-94) and Bottom (1991-5). He also starred in Drop Dead Fred (1991) and Guesthouse Paradiso (1999). The Telegraph, The Guardian and Rolling Stone have obituaries. ITV has clips and lines from Mayall’s programs. The BBC  and the Sydney Morning Herald have tributes. Here Mayall talks about how his work as Poltergeist Peeves was cut from Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s / Sorceror’s Stone (2001). And here is an interview Mayall did with The Guardian in 2000.

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