Stephen Fry: Rik Mayall was 'a prince among men'

Stephen Fry has tweeted his sadness at the death of "comedy genius" Rik Mayall, a friend with whom he starred in the play Cell Mates.

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Crossing the Atlantic with wifi. Simply distraught to hear of the death of Rik Mayall. An authentic comedy genius and a prince among men.

Read: Young Ones comedian Rik Mayall dies aged 56

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Rik Mayall's 2010 World Cup song becomes Top 10 hit

Comedian Rik Mayall, who passed away last week, has had his 2010 World Cup song Noble England enter the UK official singles chart at number seven.