Tributes have been pouring in for the late, great Rik Mayall who passed away yesterday at age 56.
Comedians such as Johnny Vegas, Kevin Bridges, Dara O'Briain and David Walliams were among those to pay their respects, with Stephen Fry referring to Mayall as "a prince among men."
A cause of death has not yet been announced.
Crossing the Atlantic with wifi. Simply distraught to hear of the death of Rik Mayall. An authentic comedy genius and a prince among men.— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) June 9, 2014
Just heard about Rik Mayall. Ah no. The last time I saw him on the telly was with @damoandivor What a funny man he was. Awful sad.— Síle Seoige (@SileSeoige) June 10, 2014
R.I.P Rik Mayall. One of my favourite comedians growing up.. Sad times.— Charlie Simpson (@charliesimo) June 10, 2014
So sad about Rik Mayall. What a brilliant man.— Sarah Millican (@SarahMillican75) June 9, 2014
Very sad news about Rik Mayall. Some of my fondest memories of youth are when we gathered round the tv to watch the Young Ones.— Bill Bailey (@BillBailey) June 9, 2014
@OfficialAdele: I pretend I'm Drop Dead Fred every day. Thank you for all the laughter Rik Mayall x— Adele (@OfficialAdele) June 9, 2014
The Young Ones on #Gold suddenly I'm 13 again watching with my Dad. Rik Mayall thank you for your brilliance— Zoe Ball (@ZoeTheBall) June 9, 2014
Maybe the person that I would say made me laugh more than anyone else. Rik Mayall, RIP you total legend! http://t.co/BMX9N6bE2G— Dawn O'Porter (@hotpatooties) June 9, 2014
Very sad news about Rik Mayall. Loads of great nights growing up watching 'The Young Ones' and 'Bottom' A funny, funny guy. Respect.— Kevin Bridges (@kevinbridges86) June 9, 2014
Shocked & saddened that a comedy hero is gone; for those who grew up on 'The Young Ones', Rik Mayall was one of funniest performers ever.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 9, 2014
There was a time when Rik Mayall ruled the world... http://t.co/dHhpDLp2Kp— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) June 9, 2014
So saddened to hear Rik Mayall has past away he was a genius comedian & my childhood would not have been the same without him #RIPRikMayall— Kimberley Walsh (@KimberleyJWalsh) June 9, 2014
So sad that Rik Mayall is dead. The funniest man in the universe when I was growing up (“woof!"); we should have seen so much more from him.— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) June 9, 2014
In sad disbelief at the news of Rik Mayall. Loved him.— Maïa Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) June 9, 2014
Tragic news about the untimely passing of Rik Mayall. Although I never worked with him our paths had crossed & he was always a delight. RIP— Johnny Vegas (@JohnnyVegasReal) June 9, 2014
Very sad about Rik Mayall. :(( I grew up on the Young Ones in OZ and Bottom Comedy genius..... Sad times— Peter Andre (@MrPeterAndre) June 9, 2014
Very sad to hear about Rik Mayall's passing. 'Bottom' was a huge part of my youth. Even his single tweet was funny. pic.twitter.com/iNePxzCy6X— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) June 9, 2014