Rik Mayall died from 'seizure of some sort'

Comic Rik Mayall aged 56.
Comic Rik Mayall died aged 56. Credit: PA

Legendary comic Rik Mayall died from a "seizure of some sort," his friend and Mayall's Comic Strip Presents colleague Peter Richardson has said.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today programme he said: "He was happily chatting away and it was very quick and we still don't quite know what happened but it was a seizure of some sort."

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