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SEAN LOCK 1963 – 2021

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 are respected at this difficult time.


Channel 4 and All 4 will be paying tribute to some of the most loved comedy appearances by the uniquely talented performer on the evening of Thursday 19th August.

The channel will be airing the stand-up special Sean Lock: Keep It Light at 10:00 pm, followed at 11:00 pm by a classic episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. All 4 will be highlighting a collection of Sean’s much-loved TV appearances including 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

In a written statement following the news, Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer Ian Katz described Sean as ‘One of the most original voices in comedy, and one of the loveliest people too’ adding ‘Sean’s bone dry wit helped make 8 Out of 10 Cats one of Channel 4’s best loved shows, and we owe him a huge debt of thanks for all the years of laughter and fun.’