THE comedian and actor Rik Mayall died this morning, his management firm said.

The comedian studied in Manchester where he formed his partnership with Ade Edmonson.

Mayall, star of the Young Ones, Black Adder, The New Statesman and Bottom, was 56.

Here are six of his greatest comic creations. What are your favourite memories of his work?

1. Lord Flashheart

2. Kevin Turvey

3. Filthy, Rich and Catflap

4. Bottom

5. The Young Ones

6. Flashheart again