Actors and celebrities have been paying tribute to the late comedian Rik Mayall who has passed away aged 56.
Chris O’Dowd, Paddy Considine and Edgar Wright are among those who have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the star whose 35-year career included much-loved roles on The Young Ones, Bottom and, most recently, Man Down.
Awwww man… Rik Mayall… xxx pic.twitter.com/wBWkR6i3YZ
— Paddy Considine (@PaddyConsidine) June 9, 2014
Very sad to hear about Rik Mayall's passing. 'Bottom' was a huge part of my youth. Even his single tweet was funny. pic.twitter.com/iNePxzCy6X
— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) June 9, 2014
Shocked & saddened that a comedy hero is gone; for those who grew up on 'The Young Ones', Rik Mayall was one of funniest performers ever.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 9, 2014
RIP Rik Mayall. Terrible news.
— Reece Shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) June 9, 2014
I never do this, but I'm somehow moved to. RIP Rik Mayall. ⚡️
— Ricky Wilson (@Rickontour) June 9, 2014
Growing up there was no one funnier ! We will really miss you Rik Mayall you genius x pic.twitter.com/tm0wcPcwcU
— noel fielding (@noelfielding11) June 9, 2014
Shocking, shocking, shocking news about Rik Mayall. Think of all the laughs we won't now have…
— Rebecca Front (@RebeccaFront) June 9, 2014
She's got a tongue like an electric eel, and she likes the taste of a man's tonsils. Good-bye, Rik Mayall, you were amazing. #woof
— Louise Brealey (@louisebrealey) June 9, 2014
Rik Mayall spread a lot of fun and laughter. Very sad to see him taken before his time.
— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) June 9, 2014
Rik Mayall was just pure wiry, energetic, unpredictable humour poured into the shape of a human. You couldn't not watch him.
— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) June 9, 2014
I'm rocked by Rik Mayall's passing. Was so lucky to have worked with him. Was such a hero and influence for me. Don't really no what to say
— James Buckley (@James_Buckley) June 9, 2014
Rik Mayall one of my favourites. Dear chap. RIP
— Zoe Ball (@ZoeTheBall) June 9, 2014
#RikMayall was my first crush.
— Gizzi Erskine (@GizziErskine) June 9, 2014
RIP Rik Mayall.
Thank you for making me laugh a million times.
— Chris Moyles (@ChrisMoyles) June 9, 2014
Feel genuinely sad about Rik Mayall. Used to make me belly laugh when I was a kid watching The Young Ones.
— Antony Cotton (@antonycotton) June 9, 2014
Rik Mayall. No. No. No. Watching Bottom Live at Ipswich Regent will live with me forever.
"Look…3 Kings! Gold, Frankenstein and grrrrrr"
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) June 9, 2014
RIP Rik Mayall. Hard to believe we've been robbed of such flair and comic force.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 9, 2014
RIP Rik Mayall – The Comic Strip was one of my first 'grown up' laughs. Much too soon.
— Katy Brand (@KatyFBrand) June 9, 2014
Man.. v sad to hear that Rik Mayall has died…The Young Ones got me into comedy and he was the star! 🙁
— Rob da Bank (@RobdaBank) June 9, 2014
Maybe the person that I would say made me laugh more than anyone else. Rik Mayall, RIP you total legend! http://t.co/BMX9N6bE2G
— Dawn O'Porter (@hotpatooties) June 9, 2014
— kelly sötherton (@KellySotherton) June 9, 2014