Sean Lock was ‘still joking in his last few days’ says close pal Bill Bailey

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Comic Sean Lock’s tragic loss of life was confirmed on Wednesday after his administration firm launched a press release saying he had died from most cancers on the age of 58

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Sean Lock: Eight Out of 10 Cats comic dies aged 58

Invoice Bailey has revealed how Sean Lock was nonetheless joking proper up till his tragic loss of life on Wednesday.

The Eight Out Of 10 Cats star died from most cancers on the age of 58.

His loss of life shocked followers after he saved his battle with the illness out of the general public eye.

However shut pal and fellow comic Invoice, 56, has informed how Sean gave the impression to be in good spirits within the days earlier than he handed away.

Invoice mentioned: “Even in his previous few days, we had been nonetheless having amusing, nonetheless joking, nonetheless arising with concepts. We had nice conversations. I introduced in my guitar and sang him his favorite Johnny Money songs.”

The Strictly Come Dancing winner additionally tweeted his condolences, describing Sean as his “dearest good friend” who was a “true unique” and a “fantastic comedian”.



Invoice Bailey has paid tribute to his “dearest good friend” Sean Lock
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One other good friend of Sean’s, comic and TV presenter Harry Hill additionally paid tribute to the star and remarked on the humour he shared in his ultimate days.

Harry informed The Telegraph: “He struggled with [the illness] – he went by all the identical feelings anybody in that place would expertise.

“However he was stoical about it. As a result of he was so brilliant, he learn up on all the newest remedies. He knew way more about that aspect of medication than I ever did.”

And Harry informed how Sean had known as him from a hospice. “I requested him what it was like, and he mentioned: “It’s okay truly and the intercourse is superb.”









Sean’s loss of life was confirmed in a press release from his company Off The Kerb Productions on Wednesday, which mentioned: “It’s with nice disappointment that now we have to announce the loss of life of Sean Lock.

“He died at dwelling from most cancers, surrounded by his household.

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

“Sean was additionally a cherished husband and father to a few youngsters. Sean will probably be sorely missed by all that knew him.



Sean Lock on Eight of 10 Cats Does Countdown
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“We kindly request that the privateness of his household and youngsters is revered at this tough time.”

Followers and well-known faces had been fast to pay their respects to the star following the announcement.

Amongst these taking to social media to supply their condolences was Jimmy Carr. The Eight Out Of 10 Cats presenter admitted he had been in tears watching previous clips of his good friend.

The 48-year-old wrote on Twitter : “Brutal information about Sean Lock as we speak.





“I beloved him. I’m watching clips of him proper now – laughing & crying. I’ll miss him a lot.”

And his “rival” on the hit present Jon Richardson defined how he “idolised” Sean. He wrote: “I idolised Sean as a comic book lengthy earlier than I grew to become a comic myself and ten years working alongside him didn’t diminish that within the least.

“An unimaginable comedian mind and a really distinctive voice. I’m devastated for his household as we speak and unhappy for comedy that now we have misplaced one of many best.

“Undisputed, undefeated carrot in a field champion. I’ll miss him.”

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