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'Drop Dead Fred' Star

Died of a Heart Attack

After Morning Jog

6/12/2014 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Rik Mayall Death
British comedian Rik Mayall suffered a fatal heart attack after his usual morning run ... this according to his family. 

Mayall -- who starred in the cult 90s comedy "Drop Dead Fred" -- passed away on Monday at the age of 56.

In a statement, Mayall's wife Barbara revealed the cause of his death, and added ... "We always knew that Rik was well loved but we are all overwhelmed by so many joining us in our grief."

She concluded by saying, "I am sure that you all know Rik’s response would be something along the lines of ... 'Well thanks very much all of you, now F**K OFF!!!!'"

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static    

NFI who he is.

131 days ago
17.

Tazz    

Remember him in the Young Ones. Totally kicked arse.

131 days ago
18.

w    

I had a huge crush on him when I was little :( r.i.p. rik

131 days ago
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Tonia Smith    

Loved that sho it was a darn gd show..May he rest in peace

131 days ago
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Whocatea123     

Oh no !!!! Rip !! I loved that movie :)

131 days ago
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brandy    

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131 days ago
22.

brandy    

Sad, one of my favorite movies.. Rip :(

131 days ago
23.

Monterhey    

WATCH "THE YOUNG ONES" YOU SILLY ****S

131 days ago
24.

rosieh    

So sad we Brits loved rik he will never know how much ..gone before his time

131 days ago
25.

She's baaaack    

How much does that suck? The guy is trying to keep healthy and dies after exercising. RIP.

131 days ago
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Madelyn Pena    

Yeah that's your excuse to give up on fitness. Heart attacks can happen in your sleep. Ignorant and lazy.

131 days ago
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Kristinajp    

Wow. .I am with a guy only 3 yrs older than that...very sad :( I will be taking him for a physical stat! Sorry to the family :( he seemed like a great guy.

131 days ago
28.

Bubblegum    

Loved Rick. Loved "young ones" when MTV was worth watching. RIP. My condolences to his family. Gone way too soon.

131 days ago
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Patchrhythm     

:-(

131 days ago
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lissabirdie    

Ironic

131 days ago
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