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Comedian and 8 Out Of 10 Cats star, Sean Lock, has passed away at the age of 58 after losing his battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife and three children.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Sean Lock 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."
Born on 22nd April 1963 in Surrey, Lock was working as a labourer before making his big break in comedy. He attributes long exposure to the sun while working as a builder in the 1980s for his skin cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 1990.
Lock was first made aware of the skin cancer when a woman he was having a one-night stand with noticed the mark on his back.
Anoushka Nara Giltsoff is Sean Lock's wife. They have two daughters (born in 2004 and 2006) and one son, who was born in 2009.
Not much is known about Lock's family and he appears to have kept them out of the public eye.
Lock's wife is ten years younger than him. Born in February 1973, she is 48-years-old in 2021.
As Giltsoff keeps a low media profile, we're not sure what she does as an occupation or how much she's worth.
Lock was estimated to be worth between $1-$5 million (£726,876-£3.6 million) in 2020.
Lock has had a successful comedy career since the 1990s, with one of his early TV debuts in a supporting role alongside Rob Newman and David Baddiel in the 1993 series Newman and Baddiel in Pieces.
Lock has won several awards and recognitions throughout his career, including the British Comedy Award in 2000, a nomination for the Perrier Comedy Award, and he was voted the 19th best stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups list in 2010.
Speaking of his death, fellow comedian and close friend, Lee Mack, said: "I've known this day was coming for some time, but it's no less heart-breaking. A true original both in comedy and life. I will miss him so much."
Topics: Channel 4