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Wonderful Tribute To 'One-Off' Rik Mayall

Monday 9th June 2014

Helen Lederer paid tribute to the 'one-off' Rik Mayall after the Young Ones star died, aged 56.

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Lederer starred with Mayall in a number of programmes, including The Young Ones and Bottom.

She said when she heard about his sad death, she wondered whether the report was one of his craziest jokes yet.

And she said he would be chuffed that she was talking about him on the radio after having three gin and tonics!

And Rory Bremner said that Mayall's performance in Blackadder, where he outshone Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson, showed just what a remarkable comic he was.

Listen to their wonderful tribute to the 'big, brash, sensitive, sexy' Mayall above.