Comedia David Walliams and actress Helen Lederer, who appeared alongside Rik Mayall in The Young Ones, were among the comics and writers paying tribute to the star, who died today.
Rik Mayal, I loved you.gutted.the man who taught me not to crash laughs, has crashed.real love to wife, children.massive loss.
I am heartbroken that my comedy idol growing up Rik Mayall has died. He made me want to be a comedian... https://t.co/7DAUgjbX9i
Rik Mayall spread a lot of fun and laughter. Very sad to see him taken before his time.