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Rik Mayall Dead: Stars Including David Walliams, Boy George, Jack Dee And Irvine Welsh Pay Tribute On Twitter

09/06/2014 19:56 BST | Updated 11/06/2014 10:59 BST

Stars of the entertainment world have been paying tribute to Rik Mayall, who has died at the age of 56.

A spokesman for the comedian, actor and writer - who shot to fame playing Rick in 'The Young Ones' - confirmed he had died this morning.

'Britain's Got Talent' star David Walliams led the tributes on Twitter, saying it was Rik who had inspired him to become a comedian.

Other tributes followed from the likes of former Radio 1 presenter Chris Moyles, singer Boy George and author Irvine Welsh.

Rik is survived by his wife Barbara and three children.

Rik Mayall 1958 - 2014

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