‘Drop Dead Fred’ Actor Rik Mayall Dies At 56

Actor and comedian Rik Mayall has passed away at the age of 56.

BBC is reporting that Mayall’s manager confirmed the news. He was best known for his roles in ‘Drop Dead Fred’, ‘The Young Ones’, and ‘Blackadder’.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall who passed away this morning,” Mayall’s management said in a statement.

Continuing, “We will be issuing a further statement in the fullness of time.”

He is survived by his children Rosie, Sidney, and Bonnie.

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