Rik Mayall Post-Mortem 'Inconclusive'
A post-mortem examination carried out to establish how comedian Rik Mayall died was "inconclusive".
The actor, 56, who died at his home in Barnes, southwest London, on Monday, was best known for the TV shows The Young Ones and Bottom, in which he starred alongside long-time collaborator Adrian Edmondson.
West London Coroner's Court said further tests will need to be carried out to determine the cause of Mayall's death.
His daughter Bonnie led the tributes to the star earlier this week, describing him as her "generous, foul-mouthed and hysterical father".
She wrote on Facebook: "My dad was loved not only by my family, but by many many others. We will never forget him and neither will the world.
"R.I.P to the man, the myth, the legend - my wonderful, generous, foul-mouthed and hysterical father. My idol now and forever."
Edmondson paid tribute to his friend, saying: "There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing.
"They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him.
"And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish b*****d."
Mayall could feature in this weekend's top 40 after a track he recorded for the 2010 World Cup - Noble England - entered at number 38 after a social media campaign by fans.
Mayall was in several other programmes including The New Statesman, in which he played conniving MP Alan B'Stard, Blackadder II and Blackadder Goes Forth.
He also appeared in film roles including Drop Dead Fred.
In 1998, he was seriously injured in a quad bike accident which left him in a coma for several days.
Mayall said doctors had kept him alive on a life-support machine for five days and were about to turn it off when he began to show signs of life.
He leaves his wife Barbara and three children - Rosie, Sidney and Bonnie.