Sean Lock, a true great of British standup comedy, has passed away at the age of 58 after battling cancer.
Sean had a magnificent combination of universal likeability and an absurdist wit that saw him reach the sparkling heights of mainstream British entertainment – most notably as a panelist on 8 out of 10 Cats – all the while staying true to comedy purists with his off-the-wall perspective on life and joke telling.
The news of his untimely death was announced by Sean’s agency, Off the Kerb, who said:
‘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.’
We at Capers Magazine pay tribute to one of Britain’s greatest comedians, and we offer our heartfelt thanks to the big man for all the many laughs he gave us.