Bill Bailey reveals Sean Lock was 'still having a laugh' in his final days

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Sean Lock was "still having a laugh" in his final days, according to tributes paid to the late comedian from Bill Bailey and Harry Hill.

The British Comedy Award winner, whose death was announced by his agents on Wednesday, won over fans with his stand-up appearances, as well as roles on panel shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats and QI.

The news was met with sadness from the comedy scene, with stars issuing tributes in which they praised Lock's sense of humour, even in his dying days.

Lock, 58, kept his battle with cancer a secret from the public, but close friends, including Bailey and Hill, were kept in the loop.

"Even in his last few days, we were still having a laugh, still joking, still coming up with ideas," Bailey said, reports The Telegraph. "We had great conversations. I brought in my guitar and sang him his favourite Johnny Cash songs."

Hill regularly met up with Lock after his illness was diagnosed and he said the comedian met the challenge of cancer with similar humour to that shown on TV and the stage.

"He took his illness in typically dry style," Hill wrote in The Guardian. "I heard he was in a hospice for a bit of a rest. I called him up. 'Wow!' I said. 'A hospice, what's that like?' 'It's OK,' he said '... and the sex is amazing.'"

Other colleagues and co-stars, including Jon Richardson, Jimmy Carr, and Lee Mack, also paid their respects to Lock, who leaves behind his wife Anoushka Nara Giltsoff and their three children.

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