ARCHIVE: REMEMBERING RIK MAYALL NINE YEARS LATER
Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, The New Statesman, and Blackadder suffered a fatal heart attack and died in June, 2014, aged 56.
He’ll be remembered mostly for his legendary sketches and TV shows. But he’ll also be remembered for his prose. Some of that prose came in the form of a book – like his autobiography Bigger than Hitler, Better than Christ, which featured this opening paragraph:
And the rest came in the form of letters, some of which have been collected by the celebrated blog Letters of Note.
Here are Mayall’s funniest and crudest missives, according to The Kicker.