Comedian Sean Lock Dies at Home Surrounded by His Family- He Was Just 58

Comedian Sean Lock has died at the age of 58 after a battle with Cancer. The news was shared by his agent, Off the Kerb Productions. It was mentioned that the fine comedian died at home surrounded by his family. It was stated, “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.”

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Looking Back at the Legend’s Life

Sean Lock was born in Woking, Surrey, and left the school in the 1980s. He began working on building sites at that time. Later, he developed skin cancer and blamed overexposure to the sun for that. After spending some time traveling, he focused on his career as a comedian. Comedy was one of his great passions.

One of his first professional TV appearances included starring alongside David Baddiel and Rob Newman in 1993. He script edited the series Is It Bill Bailey and had his show, 15 Minutes of Misery, on BBC Radio 4. He later expanded the show into 15 storeys High. The iconic show was set in South London Tower Block and revolved around a pessimistic lifeguard Vince (which Lock played himself), and his flatmate Errol (played by Benedict Wong).

Lock became a regular team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats in 2006 and held on to this role for 18 series. In 2006-07, he hosted TV Heaven, Telly Hell. In this series, he invited renowned celebrities to share their own triumphs and tragedies. He also appeared on panel shows like They Think It’s All Over, Have I Got News for You, and QI. In 2000, he achieved the gong for best stand-up at the British Comedy Awards.

Sean Lock was widely celebrated for imaginative observational wit and his ability to craft surreal content. He was nominated for the Perrier comedy award at the Edinburgh fringe in 2000 thanks to his show No Flatley, I am the Lord of the Dance. Many people know him for his long run as a Team Captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats, and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (spin-off)

Sean Lock also wrote and starred in the popular BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High. His timing was appreciated in the show. He also did many stage shows like Lockipedia, that also released on DVD. In that show, he improvised on several topics that were suggested by the audience. He described the experience as a game of audience battleships. In that, he would call out a seat number, and the occupant of that seat needed to give him a subject on which he could riff.

The Tributes

Many other comedians like Lee Mack, Bill Bailey, Harry Hill, and Diane Morgan paid tributes to Sean Lock. What’s your take on Lock’s death? Let us know in the comments.

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