Comedian/actorDied when: 56 years 94 days (675 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Richard Michael Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer.Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester University and was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s.
Mayall starred in numerous cult classic sitcoms throughout his career, including The Young Ones, The Comic Strip Presents..., Blackadder, Filthy Rich & Catflap, The New Statesman, Bottom and Believe Nothing.
Mayall also starred in the comedy films Drop Dead Fred and Guest House Paradiso, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for his voice-over work in The Willows in Winter.
His comedic style was described as energetic "post-punk".Mayall died suddenly at his home in London on 9 June 2014 at the age of 56.
BBC Television director Danny Cohen praised him as a "truly brilliant" comedian with a unique stage presence, whose "fireball creativity" and approach to sitcom had inspired a generation of comedy stars.