Musicians pay tribute to late comedian and actor Rik Mayall

Frank Turner, Ricky Wilson and Alex Kapranos have expressed their shock and sadness at Mayall's passing

A host of musicians have paid tribute to comedian and actor Rik Mayall, who passed away earlier today (June 9).

The star of The Young Ones, The Comic Strip Presents..., Blackadder and a host of British comedy shows and films died at the age of 56. The cause of his death has not yet been announced. Frank Turner, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos and Edwyn Collins are amongst those from the music world to pay tribute to Mayall on Twitter, expressing shock and sadness at his passing. Comedian Noel Fielding also added to the tributes, writing: "Growing up there was no one funnier! We will really miss you Rik Mayall you genius x".

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