Utterly devastating, that's what it is. This year, we've already lost uncle Ramis, grandad Hoskins, auntie Townsend (and her family of Moles), and now our best mate, Rik. Speaking honestly, I can't think of a single performance of his that wasn't good. I'm crap at eulogies, but this really is one of those deaths that seems to be uniting everyone, and it's horrible, it really is.
Have some YouTube links while they're still active:
Rik's appearance in the Comic Relief Comic:
And then maybe this thing should be "number one" at the weekend or something?
In other news, dozens of other "comedians" are still alive and have several panel shows/advert voice-overs lined up over the next few months.