Comedian Bill Bailey paid tribute to his pal Sean Lock – who passed away in August at the age of 58
Bill Bailey has been ‘thinking of Sean Lock’ as he paid tribute to his late friend in an emotional Christmas post.
Sean, who is best known as a panellist on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, died from cancer at the age of 58 in August.
Bill had known Sean for a long while and previously opened up about his ‘free spirit’ and his ‘love to dance’.
And now, on Christmas day, the Strictly Come Dancing winner took to his social media to pay tribute to his friend.
“Hello everyone hope you’re having a good day,” he began on Twitter. “Today I’m thinking about my old pal Sean Lock, and his family.
“And I’m sending out good thoughts to all those of you who are missing someone today.”
Along with the emotional tweet, Bill shared a selfie of the two enjoying some sightseeing together. Sean showed off his contagious smile to the camera.
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Fans took the moment to comment on the tweet with their condolences and favourite TV memories of Sean.
“What a great picture, Bill. He is missed,” one user said while another added: “The photos of you together are lovely, hope your day goes ok. Raising a mug of tea to you and the good ones who are no longer with us.”
Another referenced Sean’s iconic moment on 8 Out Of 10 Cats: “I’ll be playing Carrot in a Box later, on my own, in memory of Sean.”
At the time of his death, his agent Off The Kerb productions released a statement.
“It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock,” they said. “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.”
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The iconic comedian hid his diagnosis from everyone except his dearest friends and family.
Bill previously revealed that Sean was still in high spirits a few days before he passed away.
“Even in his last few days, we were still having a laugh, still joking, still coming up with ideas, he explained.
“We had great conversations. I brought in my guitar and sang him his favourite Johnny Cash songs.”
The Strictly Come Dancing star had also tweeted his condolences, describing Sean as his “dearest friend” who was a “true original” and a “wonderful comic”.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.