Rik Mayall, British comedian and actor, dies aged 56
9 June 2014 Last updated at 19:10 BST
British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56.
He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend Adrian Edmondson. The duo later went on to star in the sitcom Bottom.
A pioneer of the 1980s alternative comedy scene, Mayall also appeared in Blackadder and The New Statesman.
David Sillito reports.