Rickroll no more

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Rick Astley has given us all up!

The original Rickroll’D YouTube video of the eighties song Never Gonna Give You Up has been taken down.

Having racked up more than 71 million YouTube views, the video that was used on unsuspecting victims as a bait and switch meme, known as rick-rolling, has now been banned in several countries including the UK and USA.

The video was titled RickRoll’D and uploaded by the user cotter548 on May 15 2007. It was not the official video upload.

There has been no comments as to why the video has been taken down, even from the Newton-le-Willows singer himself.

The video has been briefly taken down before in 2012, but it was put back up.

The original video is still available online for fans.