Irish stand-up comedian and BBC quiz show panelist Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51, his management company has said.
Hughes who was best known for his appearances on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, where he was a team captain between 1996 and 2002, and his own sitcom Sean’s Show died of liver cirrhosis at the north London’s Whittington Hospital today.
Last week, the comedian told his 50,000 Twitter followers he was ‘in hospital’ in what was his final social media post last week.
The English-born comedian who wasn’t married and had no child of his own also made several appearances as an actor later on in his career, including playing comedian and writer Tony Hawk in his adaption of Round Ireland with a Fridge and ITV’s The Last Detective as well as a minor role in the cult 1991 movie The Commitments.
Most of his industry colleagues have all taken to their social media pages to mourn him.
Source: Linda Ikeji’s blog