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Sean Lock died of cancer at the age of 58, his agent confirmed.

The comedian and TV star, known for his surreal content and tongue-in-cheek style, was the team captain of Jimmy Carr Channel 4 Comedy Show 8 Out Of 10 Cats and spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

He also wrote and starred in the popular BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High.

A statement from its agent Off The Curb Productions said: “It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Sean Lock.

“He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family.

“Sean was one of Britain’s best comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and absurd brilliance in his work marked him as a unique voice in British comedy.

“Sean was also a cherished husband and the father of three children.

“Sean will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

“We kindly ask that the privacy of his family and children be respected at this difficult time.”

Comedian Lee Mack, who was a close friend, paid tribute, saying, “I knew this day was coming for some time, but it’s no less heartbreaking.

“A true original both in comedy and in life. I will miss him so much. ”

Born in Woking, Surrey, the comedy star left school in the early 1980s and began working on construction sites, but developed skin cancer, which he blamed on overexposure to Sun. He made a full recovery and focused on a career in acting.

One of his first professional television appearances was in 1993, alongside Rob Newman and David Baddiel on their TV show Newman And Baddiel In Pieces.

He scripted the 1998 BBC Two series, Is It Bill Bailey? and had his own show on BBC Radio 4 called 15 Minutes Of Misery, which was later extended to the 15 Storeys High television series.

The show was set in a tower and centered around a pessimistic character called Vince (played by Lock) and his roommate Errol, played by Benedict Wong.

In 2005, Lock became a regular team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, a role he has held for 18 series.

Between 2006 and 2007, he hosted the Channel 4 series, TV Heaven, Telly Hell, in which he invited celebrities to share their own selection of television triumphs and tragedies.

Guests on the show included Alan Davies, Johnny Vaughan, David Mitchell, Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas and Nick Hancock.

Speaking at the time, Lock told the PA News Agency, “I think one of my all-time favorite shows is Catchphrase with Roy Walker. I liked it. I liked it. Roy’s restraint, because, for a comedian, it might have been too hard to resist the opportunity to get rid of some of the ridiculous answers.

Lock has also appeared on panel shows, including Have I Got News for You, QI, and They Think It’s All Over.

In 2000, he won the gong for best stand-up live at the British Comedy Awards.

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This notice was published: 2021-08-18 10:26:52

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