Ade Edmondson: I feel privileged to have known Rik

Rik Mayall, who has died aged 56, with comedy partner Ade Edmondson.
Rik Mayall, who has died aged 56, with comedy partner Ade Edmondson. Credit: PA/BBC

Actor and long-time friend Adrian Edmondson said of Rik Mayall: "There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him.

"And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish b*****d."

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