Comedian Sean Hughes has died aged 51
51-year-old comedian Sean Hughes has died.
The comic – who was best known for being team captain on BBC Two’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his role on Coronation Street in 2007 and for his own sitcom Sean’s Show – passed away at the age of 51 on Monday (16.10.17). Hughes had suffered a cardiac arrest at London’s Whittington Hospital, where he was being treated for cirrhosis of the liver.
Sean last tweeted on October 8, writing: “In hospital.”
His former promoter, Richard Bucknall, paid tribute to the Irish stand-up star.
He said: “He was a pioneering, groundbreaking comedian who changed comedy with that live show.”
A number of stars have also paid tribute to Hughes on Twitter.
Jason Manford wrote: “Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke. RIP.”
Al Murray posted: “Terribly sad news about Sean Hughes.”
Jarlath Regan shared: “Seàn Hughes has died and I’m fucking heartbroken. So funny on stage, so infuriating to know and so sad he’s gone. #RIPSeanHughes”
David Schneider tweeted: “So sad about Sean Hughes. Such an engagingly funny man.”
And Richard Herring simply wrote: “Sean Hughes. What a punch in the soul that is.”