At the age of 58 years old, comedian Sean Lock has passed away.
It’s understood that Mr. Lock died in his home from cancer, surrounded by his family, according to his agent Off The Kerb Productions, who stated, “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock.”
The comedy panel favourite was known as team captain on Jimmy Carr’s Channel 4 show 8 Out Of 10 Cats as well as the spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown.
The comedy star also made appearances on QI, Have I Got News for You, The Last Leg and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
He also starred in the BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High. Paying tribute to the comedy star’s death was fellow comedian Lee Mack who described Lock as “A true original both in comedy and life. I will miss him so much.”
Comedian Jon Richardson, who appeared opposite Lock as a fellow team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats tweeted, “I idolised Sean as a comic long before I became a comedian myself and ten years working alongside him didn’t diminish that in the least. An incredible comic brain and a truly unique voice.”
Lock’s TV career began in the early 1990s when he appeared on the series Newman and Baddiel in Pieces. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 2001 feature film This Filthy Earth, which was an adaptation of the 1987 novel La Terre by Émile Zola.
In the year 2000, Lock won the British Comedy Award in the category of Best Live Comic, as well as being nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award.
Many fellow comedians paid their tributes to the legendary comedy star’s death.