We lost Rik Mayall.
He was only 56 years old.
but he also played many, many other roles throughout his career.
I was a terribly small child when 'The Young Ones' originally aired, and didn't actually see (or even know about) the show until a full two decades later, but I was immediately fascinated and amused and confused and enamored by it.
Rik was my favorite flatmate from the get-go.
Here are excerpts of some choice episodes of 'The Young Ones'. Do yourself a favor and go watch the rest of them.
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