Sean Lock Dead: Comic Was Joking In His Last Days, Says Bill Bailey

Sean Lock Dead: Comic Was Joking In His Last Days, Says Bill Bailey

Sean Lock was one of Britain’s most beloved comics. (Image: Rex / Shutterstock)

Sean Lock’s friends have revealed that he was joking and laughing until the end when Bill Bailey and Harry Hill talked about his last days.

The comedy legend, who gained fans with his stand-up and panel show appearances, has died aged 58 from cancer.

While Lock’s battle with cancer was not made public, his closest friends, including Bailey and Hill, remained in close contact.

“Even in his last days, we were still laughing, we were still joking, we still had ideas,” Bailey recalled. ‘We had excellent conversations. I brought my guitar and sang her favorite Johnny Cash songs. ‘

Hill added that after Lock called him to tell him he was sick, he would meet with him regularly.

‘He fought with [the illness] “He went through the same emotions that anyone in that position would experience,” he told The Telegraph. But he was stoic about it. Because he was so brilliant, he read about the latest treatments. He knew a lot more about that aspect of medicine than I did.

Explaining that the comic’s sense of humor never wavered, Hill added that Lock called him from a hospice.

‘I asked him what it was like and he said, “Actually, it’s fine and the sex is amazing.”

Lock’s management company, Off The Curb Productions, announced the news of his death, saying in a statement: ‘It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock.

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Bailey recalled Lock’s last days (Image: WireImage)

‘He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family.

Sean was one of Britain’s greatest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning-fast wit and the absurd brilliance of his work marked him as a unique voice in British comedy.

Sean was also a loving husband and father of three children.

Sean will miss everyone who knew him very much. We kindly request that the privacy of your family and children be respected at this difficult time. “

Tributes have arrived from his close friends and fellow comedy stars, including Jon Richardson, Jimmy Carr and Lee Mack.

Mack said: ‘I’ve long known this day would come, but it’s no less heartbreaking.

‘A true original both in comedy and in life. I’ll miss him a lot ‘.

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