Jimmy Carr leads tributes to comedian Sean Lock
"I'm watching clips of him right now - laughing & crying."
Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, and Lee Mack are among the countless comedians and friends paying tribute to Sean Lock.
Lock died this week following a battle with cancer. His agent confirmed the news today saying that the 58-year-old was surrounded by family at the time.
Taking to Twitter, friend and 8 Out Of 10 Cats co-star Jimmy Carr said that he was watching clips of Lock in the wake of the news. He said: "Brutal news about Sean Lock today. I loved him. I'm watching clips of him right now - laughing & crying. I'll miss him so much."
Brutal news about Sean Lock today.
I loved him. I’m watching clips of him right now - laughing & crying. I’ll miss him so much.
— Jimmy Carr (@jimmycarr) August 18, 2021
Comedian and presenter David Baddiel called Lock "one of the funniest men I ever knew. He said: "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."
Fellow 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captain Jon Richardson said: "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. I’m devastated for his family today and sad for comedy that we have lost one of the very best. Undisputed, undefeated, carrot in a box champion. I will miss him."
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. pic.twitter.com/4ZH8HRQrIU
— Jon Richardson (@RonJichardson) August 18, 2021
Friend and fellow comedian Lee Mack called Lock's passing "heartbreaking." He said: "A true original both in comedy and life. I will miss him so much."
John Bishop said: "I am shocked and saddened at the news of the loss of Sean Lock. He was a brilliant comedian but more importantly he was a great person on so many levels. He will be missed hugely."
Lock's passing was confirmed by his agent today, who said: "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."