Rik Mayall’s post-mortem has proven inconclusive.
Further tests are required, the West London Coroner's Office has said today.
The comedian died on 9 June, aged 56, in his London home. The cause of his death is unknown although friend and former colleague Peter Richardson said that it could have been a “seizure”.
His death is not being treated as suspicious, police confirmed.
Mayall’s wife, Barbara Robbin, told reporters that she didn’t know the reason for her husband’s sudden passing.
"We don't know yet what happened,” she said. “He had a strong heart, so I don't think it was a heart attack. But we just don't know until the coroner's report.
“Maybe he had a fit, maybe it was his heart. We just don't know.”
Rik Mayall: Career in pictures
Rik Mayall: Career in pictures
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Rik Mayall 'The Last Hurrah' CD signing, Falmouth Bookseller in Cornwall, 2013
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British actor and comedian Rik Mayall being interviewed in January 1985
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Rik Mayall attends the Olivier Awards at the Dominion Theatre in London, 1989
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Rik Mayall and Dave Allen at the British Comedy Awards party in London, 1993
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Rik Mayall in 'Rik Mayall Presents', 1995
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Rik Mayall in 1999
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Rik Mayall with his wife Barbara in 2000
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Rik Mayall in 2003
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Actor Rik Mayall arrives at the UK Film Premiere of the classic novel by Jules Verne 'Around The World In 80 Days' at Vue West End in London, 2004
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Rik Mayall at the National TV Awards in Royal Albert Hall in London, 2005
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Rik Mayall and Marsha Fitzalan pose as their comic 1980's TV characters Alan and Sarah B'Stard in London, 2006
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Actor Rik Mayall is asked to move on by police as he poses as his comic 1980's TV character Alan B'Stard to launch the four-month UK tour of the stage adaptation of the satirical TV series outside the Houses of Parliment in London, 2006
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Rik Mayall auditioning actors for the parts of Tony and Cherie Blair for his play 'The New Statesman - Alan B'Stard's Extremely Secret Weapon', Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall in London, 2006
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Rik Mayall standing on a Saltire painted cow outside the Scottish Parliament, 2006
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Rik Mayall jokes with television executive and broadcaster Alan Yentob at the British Comedy Awards in London, 2011
The Blackadder and The Young Ones actor was “happily chatting” to the son of Richardson before he died.
In 1998, Mayall was left in a coma for several days after a serious quad bike accident. He recovered, but was left with epilepsy – for which he took daily medication.
The actor had three children and his daughter, Bonnie paid tribute to her “generous, foul-mouthed and hysterical father”.
“My dad was loved not only by my family, but by many many others. We will never forget him and neither will the world,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
"R.I.P. to the man, the myth, the legend. My idol now and forever. We love you daddy."Reuse content