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One of my fave comedians has died.
Pretty much everything Rik Mayall starred was in was over-the-top, offensive and purile.....and it always had me in stitches.
Farewell, Flashheart!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainme…



Edit: Now this is how you do a tribute :D

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MayhemAce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Leonard Nemoy  died on Friday, the annniversary of my father's death was this Sunday(March 1st 2009) and now I find out Lord Flashheart  flies no more? 

Commander USA, you're needed.
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I can't believe he's gone! *sniffs*

Lord Flashheart, Richard Richard, Rick the anarchist. *CRIES!!!* :C
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NecroTechno Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Oh God, Rik Mayall. Another star gone from the sky.
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
lord flashheart lord flaaassshheart we wish you were the staaar!
man was legendary
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ApolloMasque Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True English Heritage from a True English Hero.
This woof's for you Rik.
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KickUpThe80s Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first heard the news I couldn't believe it... Too young, that's all I can say :(
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Shining-in-Darkness Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I sat on the couch the night he died with my mom and we cried, while marathoning the Young Ones and Drop Dead Fred, toasting wine to this great man. :iconbrokenheartplz:
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daemon-castelluci Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Aw CRAP! :(
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LexingtonDeville Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I'm still in shock as to what happened, there will never be another like him. As a huge fan of The Young Ones and Bottom, i remember seeing the Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour in Oxford 11 years ago. The moment Rik entered, the crowd response was so loud. His demented genius will live on forever.
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williamtheblue Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I've only ever seen him in black adder but I am meaning to check out The Young Ones on Netflix. Makes me sad that I keep learning about famous and funny people after they've passed :(
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I didn't realize who he was until I read his bio. While not many people are gonna say Drop Dead Fred was a classic, his role as Rick in the Young Ones certainly is IMO. My older brother and cousin recorded the series on VHS and I watched it many times. I think it was my first introduction into British TV and British comedy. I definitely need to track down the series on DVD. If only to pay tribute to him.
Rest in peace, Rik Mayall.
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virulent-vixen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
WOOF WOOF!
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Paraphrasing:

Flash Heart: You have to treat your plane the same way you treat your woman.

Student: With love and care and respect?

Flash Heart:  NO!  Get in her three times a day and take her to heaven and back!!!
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meikahidenori Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Long live lord flash heart
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Sleepy76 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
R.I.P. Rik Mayall, the people's poet.
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Awesome tribute there.  I have Blackadder and The Young Ones on DVD, and he was gut-bustingly hilarious as Capt. Flashheart ("Woof Woof!!") and as Rick the wanna-be revolutionary, respectively.  The first I ever saw of Rik was in Drop Dead Fred when it was in theaters in 1991, and I think he out-mugged Jim Carrey.

There were a couple of Rik Mayall TV shows, Filthy Rich and Catflap (starring 3/4 of The Young Ones) and Bottom (Rik and Adrian Edmonson) that had their first episodes as part of the Extras on The Young Ones DVDs.  I might have to hit up Amazon for those shows.

R.I.P. Rik!
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cadwaladr Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
LOL I like the plaque.
Il remember him for The Young Ones, and Lord Flashheart the most.
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Rootay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Night night, sleep tight, hope the bed-bugs do not bite, if they do, do a poo, put it in a Cornish stew, into the ambulance, dring, dring, dring, fish, trousers, elephant in Peking, sore as a bee, diddlidy dee, Daddy's an accountant just like me.
Night night, God bless.
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MrNintMan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To bad...

Rest in peace...
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FursonaAngel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOLLL Dat tribute. omfg XD
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"where have you been?"
"where haven't i been? WOOF!"


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dethmachine5 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
RIP you crazy ass comedian...
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machineheart23 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I grew up with watching rik mayall, the young ones, the dangerous brothers, bedtime stories, bottom, the list can go on, it's such a shame he was apart of my childhood RIP rik mayall.
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ULTRADJ4EVER Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Wow, that's the second comedian that I heard of that died.
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RedDragon439 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I only ever saw him in Blackadder, but his are the scenes I remember best, always making me howl with laughter.

R.I.P
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Averant Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Young Ones was one of my favourite shows growing up as a kid.

The interactions between Rick, Vyvyan, Mike and Neil still crack me up to this day.
It took me a minute to realize who it was yesterday. :( Thanks for sharing, Jack.

Youtube episodes of The Young Ones. :)

www.youtube.com/results?search…
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McGack Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
man so many greats have been passing away lately :(
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PookaWitch Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
But, he knew how to treat a woman like an airplane - get in her five times a day and take her to heaven and back.
I'm sure, wherever he is, he's loving the people remembering his comedic quotes.
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trizero91489 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Oh father that is in heaven, please guide your son Rik Maywall to everlasting happiness in your care in Jesus name and in your name I pray to you. Amen. My prayers go out to his entire family and to the friends that loved him.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn it, Rik! you let Neal outlive you, NEAL!
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RogueLottie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P. :(
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xToasterMuffinx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Farewell good sir.
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Kergonan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Flasheart stood, then there was a bright light, a loud bang and a tick smoke. Once it cleared, we saw Flash taking his kite to Heaven, but this time, he wouldn't come back.

I only knew him from Blackadder, but I was always amazed of by him.

Rest In Peace Rik Mayall.
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mhirtes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
All those poor girls are gonna kill themselves now that The People's Poet is gone.
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow I remember watching him Blackadder 
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MrKaosX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I am so sorry to hear he is dead and my thoughts goes to his wife and two kids.
I hope they will be ok.
No more madness from him? damn i will miss that. he was great as an insane guy WHO could brutally kill a guy by just looking at him dirty.
Ah you will be sorely missed.
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Gunblade-Zero Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
looks like 500 girls just all killed themselves. It's gonna be on his conscious when they should have been on his face TwT Farewell you magnificent bastard! 
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mistercrab8539 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this house will become a shrine! and punks and skins and rastas will all gather round and all hold their hands in sorrow for their fallen leader! and all the grown-ups will say, 'but why are the kids crying?' and the kids will say, 'haven't you heard? rick is dead! the people's poet is dead!'

RIP rik mayall :( loved his work
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ankh-anubis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
He will be missed :iconsaluteplz:
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Cathto Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His influence made my buddy and I the people we are today. Many a math class was spent quoting the Young Ones to each other.
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Taigan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I'm sorry that all I ever knew him from was Droo Dead Fred, which... Was not his best work I understand. 
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JohnSegway Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I heard about it from another journal, is a huge shame, he'll be missed but at least he left his mark and he'll live on through his work; it's the best any of us can hope for.
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Eryslann Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
RIP
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ancelyn1331 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Tragic that he has died at such a young age. He created characters that had me rolling around the floor in pain, I was laughing that much. R.I.P. Alan B'stard, Kevin Turvey, (p)Rik and of course, Lord Flasheart. Comedy legend. YNWA
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Andes-Sudo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Digital Artist
I saw Bottom Live (An Arse Oddity) in 2001. I bought a mug as a souvenir and have used it everyday since as my tea cup. I have been and always shall be an admirer of Rik. My whole family has been shocked by his death. He died way too soon. :(

He leaves us with many hours of great entertainment, fun characters and a million laughs. I hope the BBC will do a Rik Mayall night for us all.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q0Cke…
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PIDKID Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 I am sorry my computer makes links out of words I type if you could hide my last comment  I will try again 

First thing I saw him in was bottom he had me in stitches then I was amazed to see him in Blackadder which also had me in stitches and almost in tears then I found a show called young ones he was my 2nd favorite comedian and I think it safe to say the whole world will more of his sudden and early death, 

You also have to appreciate what Ade Edmondson said quote "  There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing.  

‘They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him.

‘And now he’s died for real. Without me. Selfish b*****d." 

I am going to miss that randy b*****d he gave me laughs and joys and made me feel happy when I had even the worst of days he will be misted by all.   
 Really Sad :sad: Gloomy 

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Irish-John Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Rest in peace, man.
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PIDKID Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First thing I saw him in was bottom he had me in stitches then I was amazed to see him in Blackadder witch also had me in stitches and almost in tears then I found a show called young ones he was my 2nd favorite comedian Lee Evens<img src="cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/…" style="background-color: transparent !important; border: none !important; display: inline-block !important; text-indent: 0px !important; float: none !important; font-style: normal !important; font-variant: normal !important; font-weight: normal !important; font-size: 12px !important; line-height: normal !important; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif !important; height: 10px !important; margin: 0px 0px 0px 3px !important; min-height: 0px !important; min-width: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; vertical-align: super !important; width: 10px !important; background-position: initial initial !important; background-repeat: initial initial !important;"> being my first and I think it safe to say the whole world will more of his sudden and early death, 

You also have to appreciate what Ade Edmondson said quote "  There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing.  

‘They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him.

‘And now he’s died for real. Without me. Selfish b*****d." 

I am going to miss that randy b*****d he gave me laughs and joys and made me feel happy<img src="cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/…" style="background-color: transparent !important; border: none !important; display: inline-block !important; text-indent: 0px !important; float: none !important; font-style: normal !important; font-variant: normal !important; font-weight: normal !important; font-size: 12px !important; line-height: normal !important; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif !important; height: 10px !important; margin: 0px 0px 0px 3px !important; min-height: 0px !important; min-width: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; vertical-align: super !important; width: 10px !important; background-position: initial initial !important; background-repeat: initial initial !important;"> when I had even the worst of days he will be misted by all.   
 Really Sad :sad: Gloomy 

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JxW-SpiralofChaos Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I'm truly gutted of his death, my condolences have to go to his best friend and co actor, Adrian (eddy from bottom) 
I will never look at another frying pan again and think...."what would Richie do with this?" Gonna miss him :(
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