THE WIFE OF late comedian and actor Rik Mayall has said he died of a heart attack following a morning run.
The Young Ones actor and father of three was found dead in his London home on Monday, aged 56.
The Independent reports that a post-mortem examination yesterday proved inconclusive.
However Mayall’s wife Barbara Robbin released a statement confirming that the comedian died of a heart attack:
We now know that our darling Rik suffered an ‘acute cardiac event’ at our home around midday on 9 June. He had just returned from his usual run and many people had seen him that morning.
She also thanked her husband’s fans for the messages of condolence, and the press for the ‘wonderful coverage’ they gave Rik:
We always knew that Rik was well loved but we are all overwhelmed by so many joining us in our grief. I am sure that you all know Rik’s response would be something along the lines of, “Well thanks very much all of you… now f**k off!”