Rik Mayall, 'Drop Dead Fred' actor, dies suddenly at London home

June 9, 2014 9:32 PM

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Rik Mayall, 'Drop Dead Fred' actor, dies suddenly at London home

"The Young Ones" and "Drop Dead Fred" actor Rik Mayall has died at age 56, his management team told the BBC.

The British comedian played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in "The Young Ones" with friend Adrian Edmondson before the pair went on to star in their sitcom "Bottom." Mayall also appeared in British shows "Blackadder" and "The New Statesman."

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