We didn’t know much about Rik Mayall, except that he starred withPhoebe Cates in the 1991 film Drop Dead Fred. And that movie wasn’t very good. It did, however, have Phoebe Cates in it, and who can find fault in anything she does after that, uh, titillating pool scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Point is, after seeing Mayall in that crappy movie we always remember him. And for some reason, we liked the guy. He was like russell brand of the 90s. Also, what ever happened to Russell Brand of the 2010s?
Anyway, we liked Mayall, so we’re giving him some of our bandwidth to say goodbye after it was announced he had died at the age of 56. No cause of death was immediately reported.
A writer, co-star of various sitcoms and a member of the British comedy “Guest House Paradiso,” Mayall actually escaped death once before. Back in the late 1990s he was involved in an ATV accident that put him on life support.