‘One of the funniest men I ever knew’: Comedy stars lead tributes to Sean Lock
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 18/08/2021
Fellow comedians and TV stars have paid tribute to Sean Lock, who has died from cancer aged 58.
Lock, best known for panel shows 8 Out Of 10 Cats and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, died at home surrounded by his family, his agent said.
David Baddiel called Lock “one of the funniest men I ever knew”, while Jon Richardson, who appeared on panel shows alongside Lock, said comedy had “lost one of the very best”.
He added: “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.”
Devastated to hear about Sean Lock. He toured with Newman and Baddiel on our last show together. One of the funniest men I ever knew.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) August 18, 2021
Eddie Izzard mourned the loss of Lock by saying: “So sorry to hear this. Farewell Sean, you brought a wonderful comedic talent to the world and you will be missed.”
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