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Rik mayall
Rik Mayall
Born 7 March 1958
Died 9th June 2014 (aged: 56)
First appearance "The Black Seal"
Last appearance "Blackadder Back & Forth"
Series The Black Adder
Blackadder II
Blackadder Goes Forth
Episode count 3 Episodes + 1 Special

Rik Mayall (7 March, 1958 - 9th June 2014) was an English comedian and actor best known for his comedy partnership with Adrian Edmondson.

He had starred in the final episode of The Black Adder in 1983 as Mad Gerald. He returned to play Lord Flashheart in the Blackadder II episode entitled "Bells". A descendant of this character, Squadron Commander Flashheart, was in the Blackadder Goes Forth episode "Private Plane". A similar character, also played by Mayall, appeared in 2000's Blackadder: Back & Forth as Robin Hood.

Mayall died on June 9, 2014 at the age of 56 from a heart attack after returning home from a morning jog.

Roles in Blackadder[]

The Black Adder - Mad Gerald

Blackadder II - Lord Flashheart

Blackadder Goes Forth - Squadron Commander the Lord Flashheart

Blackadder: Back & Forth - Robin Hood

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