The comedian had just started working on his comeback to TV last year, starring in Jonathan Creek, Man Down and Damon and Ivor.
He was supposed to record a new series of Man Down later this year and was only last week recording what will now be his last role.
Rik was working on a Dutch movie called: De Ontsnapping – (The Escape) by Dutch author Heleen van Royen (with whom he is seen in the above picture.) He was on the set last week and had great fun.
He had a lead in the movie as an interesting landlord called Eddie.
Movie producer Sjef Scholte has just said: “This is too crazy for words. Rik recorded his scenes only last week. He had only returned home a day or two ago.
It’s incredible to think this is his last role. He was a funny, kind, special and cuddly man who had a grand air about him.
It wasn’t some sort of Joedthe Plummer on the set, you saw RIK Mayall, a hero.”
Heleen van Royen says: “I’m shocked and upset. Only last week Rik Mayall was on our set, a great comic talent.”
We agree …
Watch Rik record his final jokes below, we will miss you very much!!