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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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Desert Diva33    

How sad...I remember this movie..poor guy

141 days ago
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6one9    

2014 is the year of the `` grim reaper!!

Wonder how many more celebs will go before the years `` UP!!

141 days ago
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PRICEISRIGHT    

Who is this MF?!

141 days ago
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TheHutt    

Guess I won't be doing fitness, thanks Michelle Obama

141 days ago
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Kabala    

See, running isn't good for your health!

141 days ago
6.

John    

RIP

Classic

141 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

Death by jogging is common among adult males. Men are notorious for not going to the doctor for a simple check up that could potentially find underlying medical problems which looking at his age, I'm sure this guy had some. This is one of the reason women live longer-- we have no problem going to the doctor. A cautionary tale for all you guys. Men-- (especially if you're over 40) go to the doctor at least every couple of years for a check up and basic lab panel.

141 days ago
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MrsK    

Running and jogging is bad for your health. Medical fact.

141 days ago
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TheRealDeal    

RIP to Rik Mayall. I never heard of the guy.

141 days ago
10.

tooshy20    

Love "Drop Dead Fred" so funny!

141 days ago
11.

asimov    

WHO!?!?

141 days ago
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Halfdozenmama    

All 6 of my kids are very sad of Rik's passing. We will miss him having corn flakes disease.

140 days ago
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Rigby    

One of my favorite movies. :(

140 days ago
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glo    

:(

140 days ago
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Shaneym1974    

He was a hugely popular and beloved British comedian , his style of comedy was slapstick violent comedy. His shows included the comic strip presents, the young ones, bottom and the dangerous brothers. I for one was a big fan and will miss him terribly

140 days ago
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