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Comedian Sean Lock has died at the age of 58, his agent has announced today.
Known and loved for his captain role on 8 out of 10 cats, the comedian also appeared on shows such as QI, The Last Leg and Have I Got News for You.
The news was confirmed by a representative at Sean's agency, Off The Kerb Productions. It read: "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."
Sean was known for his popular comedy performances over his lifetime, working with other popular comedians to produce some of Britain's much-loved comedy shows.
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