R.I.P.

Patsy Byrne, who played the clueless, but loyal Nursie to Miranda Richardson’s Queenie on Blackadder died Tuesday at the age of 80 at Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors, in Hillingdon, London. Her death comes less than two weeks since another Blackadder series regular Rik Mayall (Lord Flashheart) also passed away.


The man who voiced the always-hungry post-hippie Shaggy on the long-running children’s cartoon Scooby-Doo has died

Radio personality and frequent voice-over actor Casey Kasem died today after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. He was 82. Continue reading »


Rik Mayall, star of the British comedies The Young Ones, Bottom and The New Statesman has passed away at his home in London today. He was 56.

The Essex-born Mayall was a pioneer of alternative comedy in Britain in the 1980s. He was best known to TV audiences for such sitcoms as The Young Ones, the classic 1982-1984 BBC series in which he starred as a would-be anarchist. He co-created that show along with Blackadder‘s Ben Elton. Mayall also starred in the series with Adrian Edmonson, his longtime collaborative partner. Continue reading »