Jimmy Carr 'sick with grief' after death of '8 Out Of 10 Cats' co-star Sean Lock

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Jimmy Carr performs at Virgin Money Unity Arena on August 31, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Thomas M Jackson/Getty Images)
Jimmy Carr was 'sick with grief' after Sean Lock died. (Getty Images)

Jimmy Carr has said he was “sick with grief” after the death of his 8 Out Of 10 Cats co-star Sean Lock.

Lock died in August at the age of 58, after a battle with cancer.

Fellow comedian Carr has now opened up about his loss, saying it affected him physically.

“I had a bereavement recently, Sean Lock, my dear, beautiful, funny friend died, and I got sick, the grief really hits you physically,” he told PA news agency.

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The star said that comedy was one of the things that has helped him to cope with losing his friend.

Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson and Sean Lock on TV. (Channel 4)
Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson and Sean Lock on TV. (Channel 4)

“But to be able to laugh through that, to be able to watch old clips of him making me cry with laughter, the cathartic power of that,” he went on.

“And I think in most families, most friendships, when someone dies, when something happens, when someone gets ill, if you can laugh through it, that’s when laughter has a real benefit because it releases endorphins and it makes it easier to cope.”

Sean Lock battled cancer before his death. (PA)
Sean Lock battled cancer before his death. (PA)

Lock’s agent announced in August that the star had passed away at home, surrounded by his family.

Carr was among those who paid tribute at the time, posting a message on social media saying that it was “brutal news”.

Read more: Jimmy Carr leads flood of tributes to ‘brilliant and lovely’ Sean Lock after tragic death

“I loved him,” he tweeted.

“I’m watching clips of him right now – laughing & crying. I’ll miss him so much."

Watch: Sean Lock reads his book The Tiger Who Came For A Pint

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