I'm saddened to report that the People's Poet has passed at 56. Rik Mayall, best known as Rick of "The Young Ones", died today. Aside from his iconic work in film and TV, which also included the great "Black Adder" and a small role in the very best horror film of the eighties, An American Werewolf in London, Mayall wrote an absolutely hilarious book called Bigger than Hitler, Better than Christ that you simply must read. Details of his sudden and tragic death have yet to be determined.
For now, a couple of great Rik and Rick moments:
Rick's first encounter with a tampon (featuring young Jennifer Saunders!):
Rick, Neil, and Vyvyan Sings My Generation: