Sean Lock’s last episode of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown has aired and fans are reeling.
The comedian passed away at the age of 58 in August last year after a private battle with lung cancer.
Channel 4 paid tribute to the late comedian at the end of the episode in which Sean was teamed up with Harry Hill against Jon Richardson and Rosie Jones, The Mirror reported.
Before airing, the 8 Out Of 10 Cats Twitter account shared that this episode was Sean’s last on the programme.
When the credits began rolling, a picture of Sean appeared on the screen along with the message: “In loving memory of comedy legend Sean Lock, 1963-2021.”
Fellow 8 Out Of 10 Cats panelist Jon also paid tribute to his pal on Twitter.
“Watching Sean’s last ep of Countdown I can see how upset I was knowing he was ill and how much that affected my performance, while Sean himself continued to be effortlessly hilarious,” he wrote.
“A true comic to the end. That’s why he’s trending on twitter and why he’s so missed.”
Fans and viewers sobbed as they took to social media to voice their grief over the comedian.
One user said: “Finally caught up with last nights #CatsCountdown and it’s so emotional knowing it’s #SeanLock last episode!! Such a funny man!”
Another added: “Like this week hasn’t been sad enough we’re watching the late Sean Lock on tonight’s 8 out of 10 cats.”
“Despite how ill Sean was he is still so effortlessly funny. His wit and charisma is just incredible. So heartbreaking for this to be his final episode. Still doesn’t feel possible he’s not here. What an indomitable spirit and life force. RIP Sean,” one penned.
Rosie Jones tweeted: “Ah. This is bittersweet. I’m on #CatsDoesCountdown tonight and it’s Sean’s last appearance on the show.”
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Following 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 wrote. “He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family of him.
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“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.”
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