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5 Rik Mayall moments that just couldn't have been anyone else

RIP a unique comedy great.

THE WORLD LEARNED this afternoon that Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56.

Here are some of his most wonderful, unique, stomach-achingly funny moments as a comedian.

1. Rik Mayall reads ‘poetry’ as a young standup

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If you’re not into poetry you’ve come to the wrong place.

2. Richie deals with the gas man on Bottom

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3. Rick plays ‘Hands Up Who Likes Me’ in The Young Ones

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“Rick is dead! The People’s Poet is dead!”

4. The imaginary friends scene in Drop Dead Fred

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Still as relevant as ever.

5. Lord Flashheart visits the troops in Blackadder Goes Forth

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MY GOD. “Yes, I suppose I am.”

RIP Rik Mayall. Thanks for everything.

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Michael Freeman

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