Fellow comedians and TV stars have paid tribute to Sean Lock, who has died from most cancers aged 58.
Lock, finest identified for panel reveals 8 Out Of 10 Cats and eight Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, died at residence surrounded by his household, his agent mentioned.
8 Out Of 10 Cats host Jimmy Carr tweeted: “Brutal information about Sean Lock immediately. I beloved him. I am watching clips of him proper now – laughing & crying. I am going to miss him a lot.”
Brutal information about Sean Lock immediately.
I beloved him. I’m watching clips of him proper now – laughing & crying. I’ll miss him a lot.
— Jimmy Carr (@jimmycarr) August 18, 2021
Countdown’s Dictionary Nook star Susie Dent, who additionally seems on the post-watershed 8 Out Of 10 Cats model, described Lock as an “distinctive man”.
She tweeted: “I want I had the phrases to explain the distinctive man that was Sean Lock. However immediately I do not, and I believe he may need favored it that means.”
I want I had the phrases to explain the distinctive man that was Sean Lock. However immediately I don’t, and I believe he may need favored it that means.
— Susie Dent 💙 (@susie_dent) August 18, 2021
David Baddiel known as Lock “one of many funniest males I ever knew”, whereas Jon Richardson, who appeared on panel reveals alongside Lock, mentioned comedy had “misplaced one of many best possible”.
He added: “I idolised Sean as a comic book lengthy earlier than I grew to become a comic myself and ten years working alongside him did not diminish that within the least.
“An unimaginable comedian mind and a really distinctive voice.”
Devastated to listen to about Sean Lock. He toured with Newman and Baddiel on our final present collectively. One of many funniest males I ever knew.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) August 18, 2021
Eddie Izzard mourned the lack of Lock by saying: “So sorry to listen to this. Farewell Sean, you introduced an exquisite comedic expertise to the world and you may be missed.”
Comic Simon Evans known as the information “completely, completely horrific”.
Simply heard that Sean Lock has died. The same old type of phrases is well-known in such circumstances however actually I can hardly convey myself to put in writing them. This feels too absurd to be true. Completely, completely horrific. Like opening the entrance door to the discover that the road has gone.
— simon evans (@TheSimonEvans) August 18, 2021
Sean Lock off stage, sitting telling you a narrative that may make you snort so onerous it hurts your kidneys, is one of the best expertise anybody can have.
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) August 18, 2021
Scottish humorist Janey Godley mentioned that being handled to Lock’s humour offstage was “one of the best expertise anybody can have”.