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Channel 4 has posted a touching tribute to Sean Lock after it emerged that he has died from cancer aged 58.
The video, which is a montage of some of his best moments, remembers one of the 'greatest comedians and a much-loved part of the Channel 4 family'.
In one of his first gags to appear on the clip, which was posted to the channel's YouTube, Lock tells the rest of the 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown panel: "I don't think a dictionary has got enough words to describe me."
He then goes on to explain that the best way to describe him would be with a fragrance, adding: "You smell it and you go 'that's Sean Lock', it would be like hot tarmac and a vet's flannel."
The tribute also features fellow comics such as Jon Richardson, Jimmy Carr, James Corden and Kathy Burke.
As well as posting the tribute, Channel 4 has changed tomorrow's (19 August) schedule so that the Sean Lock: Keep it Light stand-up comedy special will air at 10pm.
A classic episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown will follow at 11pm.
I wish I had the words to describe the exceptional man that was Sean Lock. But today I don't, and I think he might have liked it that way.
- Susie Dent :blue_heart: (@susie_dent) August 18, 2021
Over 15 years producing '8 Out Of 10 Cats' Sean Lock made me laugh so much and so often. A unique and brilliant comic voice. Love to his family and his many friends #RIPSean
- Richard Osman (@richardosman) August 18, 2021
Following the news of his passing, fans remembered a hilarious answer that he gave when he was asked: "What would you like your obituary to say?"
Lock, with his dry sense of humour, replied: "Well ideally I'd like it to say 'noooooo, whyyyyy, nooooo, ahhhhhh'."
He then added: "You can't write tears Jimmy."
In a statement released to the PA news agency by Off The Kerb Productions, his agent said he was surrounded by his family when he passed away.
It read: "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 is respected at this difficult time."