A temporary English Heritage style blue plaque in Hammersmith, west London, dedicated to the comic actor Rik Mayall who died yesterday. Photograph: Rupert Basham/PA

Rik Mayall’s daughter has paid tribute to her “generous, foul mouthed and hysterical father” after his death aged 56.The star, who shot to fame playin(...)

File photograph of Rik Mayall who died this morning. Photograph: PA

Comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died at home aged 56, his management firm said. It is believed the star’s wife found him at home in London yesterday(...)