Rik Mayall died on Monday 9th June, 2014.
I moved from teenager to adult watching him on TV. His performances epitomised post punk culture; irreverent, foul-mouthed, intelligent and incredibly funny.
I can't believe he's dead as he seemed so much larger than life. It's as though the people we grew up with have grown old and started to die. His death marks our own mortality.
We are mourning the royal jester of our youth.
Goodbye Lord Flashheart - we'll miss you.