British comedian Sean Lock dies of cancer at 58: ‘A lovely man.
Comedian Sean Lock, best known for starring in the British comedy panel show “8 Out of 10 Cats,” has died.
He was 58 Lock died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family, his agency Off the Kerb Productions announced in a statement Wednesday.
“Sean was one of Britain’s finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work, marked him out as a unique voice in British comedy,” the statement added, noting that he was a “cherished husband” and father of three children.
Lock’s other writing and acting credits include “15 Storeys High,” “Ideal,” and “QI.”
Other famous faces have been sharing tributes with their fellow comedian, including Ricky Gervais.
“Such sad news. RIP the great Sean Lock. One of the funniest, most influential comedians of a generation. A lovely man,” Gervais shared on Twitter.
“The Office” star also shared a story of his first meeting with Lock, when he told Lock he wanted to be a comedian one day and must have been overexcited and “trying to make him laugh.”
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“He said, ‘can I give you some advice than’ I said ‘yeah.’ He said ‘Tone it down,’ ” Gervais shared with a laughing emoji.
Jimmy Carr, host of “8 Out of 10 Cats,” also remembered his friend on social media.
“Brutal news about Sean Lock today. I loved him. I’m watching clips of him right now – laughing & crying. I’ll miss him so much,” he wrote.
“Sean Lock was a brilliant writer, a phenomenal stand-up, a comedy genius,” the “8 Out of 10 Cats,” the
Twitter account wrote. “Our thoughts are with his family after this devastating news. We will miss him greatly. There was no one like him.”
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British comedian Sean Lock dies of cancer at 58: ‘A lovely man’