Rik Mayall’s youngest daughter, Bonnie Mayall, has paid tribute to her late father.
“We will never forget him and neither will the world,” the 19-year-old wrote on her Facebook page.
"R.I.P to the man, the myth, the legend - my wonderful generous, foul-mouthed and hysterical father. “My idol now and forever.
“We love you daddy.”
His wife, Barbara, and 27-year-old daughter, Rosie, also shared their favourite pictures of the late The Young Ones and Blackadder actor on their respective Facebook pages.
Mayall also has a son, Sidney, aged 26.
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
HIs former colleague and friend Peter Richardson told how his son spoke to the comedian just half an hour before his sudden death.
“He was happily chatting away [to my son] and then we still don’t know quite what happened but it was a seizure of some sort,” said Richardson on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.
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.
“He had 16 years after the quad bike and I think that at the time people didn't think he would survive,” added Richardson, who worked with Mayall on The Comic Strip Presents.
“But he lived for another 16 years and it was just shocking that he was so happy and seemed so healthy when he did go.”
His wife – who he married in 1985 – said the day following his death that the family didn’t yet know the reason for his 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.”Reuse content