a wonderful, generous, foul-mouthed, hysterical fellow

the world lost “the People’s Poet” yesterday as news broke of British comedy icon Rik Mayall’s passing at age 56. the cause of death is possibly seizure-related. Mayall was best known for his role as the obnoxious Rick on The Young Onesthe highly popular early 80’s Brit-com about four mismatched college roommates, and his big screen turn as Phoebe Cates’ crude childhood imaginary friend Drop Dead Fred. he is survived by his wife, two grown kids, and legions of fans. sadly, this means i will never get my copy of Every Stoopid Episode signed by the entire cast. ’tis a sad day for British Comedy.

 

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