Rik Mayall’s ‘Noble England’ Heading For Top 10 In Official Charts
The late comedian's World Cup track is making a comeback in a fan-led campaign...
The late Rik Mayall’s ‘lost’ World Cup single ‘Noble England’ has climbed 27 places in the midweek chart.
The track is set to challenge Ella Henderson’s 'Ghost' in the race to become this week’s number 1 single.
The fan-led campaign to get the comedy star’s 2010 single to number 1 comes after the actor passed away on Monday (June 9).
“Rik Mayall's death this week was a shock to a whole generation of comedy fans - and their reaction in pushing his 2010 single is a reflection of how much he was loved,” comments Official Charts Company Chief Executive, Martin Talbot.
“In turn, his new hit also underlines how the Official Singles Chart remains a modern day barometer of public opinion.”
Mayall’s wife Barbara also released a statement today, revealing her husband died of an ‘acute cardiac event’.
She explained that he had just been out jogging when the incident occurred.
"We now know that our darling Rik suffered an 'acute cardiac event' at our home around midday on June 9th," she wrote.
"He had just returned from his usual run and many people had seen him that morning."
Barbara went on to thank family and friends for all of their support during this difficult time, and ended the statement in an unforgettable way.
"I am sure that you all know Rik's response would be something along the lines of... 'well thanks very much all of you… now F**K OFF!!!!'"