After The Devastating News Of Sean Lock’s Death, Everyone Is Sharing Heartwarming Tributes

'I loved him. I’m watching clips of him right now - laughing and crying. I’ll miss him so much,' Jimmy Carr wrote on Twitter.

Sean Lock

by Georgia Aspinall |
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Yesterday, it was announced that legendary comedian Sean Lock had died from cancer at the age of 58. In a statement from his agent at Off The Kerb Productions, the company stated the following:

‘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.’

Following the devastating news, Sean Lock quickly began trending on social media as people began searching for ‘Sean Lock tributes’ and ‘Sean Lock jokes’ in order to celebrate his life and the laughter he brought to so many.

On Twitter, Jimmy Car shared Channel 4’s video tribute to the comedian, tweeting: ‘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.’ He also shared the video for Warren Zevon’s Keep Me In Your Heart, adding ‘I can’t find the words but this says it.’

Jon Richardson, Lock’s fellow team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats, also shared a tribute, tweeting: ‘I idolised Sean as a comic long before I became a comedian myself and 10 years working alongside him didn't diminish that in the least. An incredible comic brain and a truly unique voice.’

But they were just two of thousands of tweets yesterday, from fans and fellow comedians alike, expressing their shock and sadness at this great loss. It’s clear from the outpouring of love that his comedy brought joy to countless people, with some sharing that he saved their lives in moments of despair.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most heart-warming tributes to Sean Lock, including the classic Sean Lock jokes that have kept us laughing for years, to celebrate the life of a true legendary and unique comedian.

The sweetest Sean Lock tributes and jokes

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