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Sean Lock Gives Hilarious Answer For What He’d Like His Obituary To Say

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Sean Lock Gives Hilarious Answer For What He’d Like His Obituary To Say

Following the news comedian Sean Lock has passed away from cancer at the age of 58, fans are remembering a hilarious answer the comedian gave to the question: "What would you like your obituary to say?"

A fan on Twitter posted a video of Lock answering the question, which was put to him by Jimmy Carr on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Watch below:


Lock, with his dry sense of humour, replied: "Well ideally I'd like it to say 'noooooo, whyyyyy, nooooo, ahhhhhh'."

The audience and panel were naturally in hysterics.

Lock added: "You can't write tears Jimmy."

One user wrote: "RIP Sean Lock. Sad, sad news."


A second user said: "Thanks for sharing that lol....even on a sad day, there's still time to laugh."

Whilst a third concluded: "I'm a wreck. He's going to be so missed."

I think many of us are feeling that way.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

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."

Comedian Lee Mack, a close friend of Lock's, shared his condolences with his family.

He 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."

Born in Woking, Surrey, the comedy star left school in the early 1980s and began working on building sites, but developed skin cancer, which he blamed on over-exposure to the sun.

He went on to make a full recovery and focused on a career in comedy.

Lock script-edited the 1998 BBC Two series Is It Bill Bailey? and had his own show on BBC Radio 4 called 15 Minutes Of Misery, which was later expanded into TV series 15 Storeys High.

In 2005, Lock became a regular team captain on the panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats, a role he held for 18 series.

He also appeared on panel shows such as Have I Got News for You and QI.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: comedian, Cancer

Anish Vij
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