Mayall's manager has confirmed his passing. Details of his death have not been released as yet. Mayall was left seriously ill after a quad bike accident in 1998 which left him in a coma for several days
British comedian and actor Rik Mayall (left) has died aged 56. He played obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones with his friend Adrian Edmondson (right). The pair later starred in the sitcom Bottom.