So long, old friend.
From the BBC:
British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56, according to his management team.
He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend Adrian Edmondson before the duo later went on to star in their sitcom Bottom.
Mayall also appeared in shows including Blackadder and The New Statesman.
He died at home in London. The Metropolitan Police said the death was not believed to be suspicious.
They said they were called to reports of a sudden death of a man in his 50s at 13:19 BST on Monday, in Barnes in south west London.