Comedian Sean Lock, best known as one of the team captains for the British panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats, has died from cancer aged 58. The TV star and father-of-three passed away at his home, surrounded by his family. Lock’s agent, Off The Kerb Productions, broke the sad news in a statement today.
“It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock,” the statement read. “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.”
Lock had previously battled skin cancer, which he blamed on his stint working on building sites in the sun in the early 1980s.
During his career, Lock, who started off as a standup comedian, appeared on shows like Have I Got News for You, QI, They Think It’s All Over and 15 Storeys High, which he also wrote.