Rik Mayall post-mortem 'inconclusive'

A post-mortem examination into the death of Rik Mayall proved inconclusive and further tests are required, the West London Coroner's Office has said.

The comedian was found dead at his home in West London on Monday. He was 56.

A pioneer of the 1980s alternative comedy scene, Mayall starred in shows including The Young Ones, The New Statesman and Bottom.

He was seriously injured in a quad bike accident in 1998, and spent several days in a coma.

His wife, Barbara Robbin, told reporters she did not know what had caused his death.

His daughter Bonnie has paid tribute to her "generous, foul-mouthed and hysterical father" in a Facebook post.

"My dad was loved not only by my family, but by many many others. We will never forget him and neither will the world.

"R.I.P. to the man, the myth, the legend. My idol now and forever. We love you daddy."


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