Rik Mayall funeral takes place in Devon

The funeral of comedian Rik Mayall's has taken place in Devon with his family asking fans for their "thoughts and prayers".

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Ade Edmondson pays tribute to his friend Rik Mayall

Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson has paid tribute to his late friend Rik Mayall. The pair worked together on The Young Ones and Bottom. Mayall, who was 56 was found dead at his London home earlier today.

He said:

"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.

Earlier this year we met with the comic most famous for playing Vyvyan on the Young Ones, who spoke of his memories of acting alongside Rik Mayall.

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