Comedian Sean Lock dies aged 58
TV star and comedian Sean Lock has passed away at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer.
Lock was best known for his appearances on Jimmy Carr’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats as team captain for 18 series and it’s spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown on Channel 4. He has also contributed to TV panel shows such as Have I Got News For You, QI and They Think It’s All Over.
The comedian’s agent confirmed the news today in a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock.
“He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family.
“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.
“Sean was also a cherished husband and father to three children.
“Sean will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
“We kindly request that the privacy of his family and children is respected at this difficult time.”