Tributes flood in after the sad loss of comedian Sean Lock at 58
Devastating news about Sean Lock. Just devastating.
— Sarah Phelps (@PhelpsieSarah) August 18, 2021
Anyone who doesn’t have Sean Lock in their top three British comics of the last thirty years doesn’t know anything about stand up. He was also a genuinely lovely man off stage. Devastating news.
Comedy doesn’t feel very funny right now. #RIPSean
— Alistair Barrie (@AlistairBarrie) August 18, 2021
Everyone’s favourite. No finer comic. Always exciting to work with and always so nice. My deepest condolences to all of Sean Lock’s family and friends and everyone at @OffTheKerb. What a huge, heartbreaking loss.
— Shaparak Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) August 18, 2021
The highest compliment that you can pay Sean Lock is that he made it all look so effortless, that the wit he had was clearly so natural that if he wasn't up on stage telling jokes he would been saying the exact same things to his mates at work or his friends at the pub. RIP.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) August 18, 2021
Such awful, sad news about Sean Lock. He was an astonishing comedian who had a way of looking at the world like no one else, you were excited to hear what he had to say every time he opened his mouth. My thoughts are with his family today
— Josh Widdicombe (@joshwiddicombe) August 18, 2021
Rip Sean Lock the time we spent together on 8 out of 10 cats with you was Iconic! Comedy Gold 🙌🏼
— JEDWARD (@planetjedward) August 18, 2021
Very sad news about Sean Lock. He was extremely talented. Love to his friends and family.
— Isy Suttie 💙 (@Isysuttie) August 18, 2021
A real one. One of the realest. Absolutely heartbreaking.
RIEP Mr. Sean Lock; you were a surgeon when it came to administering the world’s best medicine 💔💔 https://t.co/gMyg9YclVl
— Dane Baptiste/A$ap BAP/Joke Dza 🤡👊🏾♥️👨🏾🚀🌍 (@DaneBaptweets) August 18, 2021
Awful news about the brilliant Sean Lock. One of the all-time greats. A lovely man, and just as funny off-screen as on.
— Adam Kay (@amateuradam) August 18, 2021
'If I could have my ashes spread anywhere I wanted, I'd have them spread in Piers Morgan's eyes.'
RIP Sean Lock. pic.twitter.com/tkAswfn6OQ
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 18, 2021
Very sad to hear about Sean Lock. One of my absolute favourite comics. Always always made me laugh. RIP Sean. X
— Tim Vine (@RealTimVine) August 18, 2021
truly truly funny men, like Sean Lock, are such a gift and a joy
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) August 18, 2021
Sean Lock; A brilliant comedian, obviously, but just a genuinely hilarious guy too and one of the soundest guys in comedy, from when I first started to when we last had a laugh together. Very sad news.
— Kevin Bridges (@kevinbridges86) August 18, 2021
Oh bless you Sean Lock, brilliantly funny, brilliantly grumpy, brilliantly bonkers, magnificent company, a proper comic.
— Mark Steel (@mrmarksteel) August 18, 2021
Sean Lock seemed to float above all the schools and cliques and vogues of comedy by just being incredibly funny to absolutely everyone. Very few people achieve that. What a brilliant guy.
— rufus jones (@rufusjones1) August 18, 2021
I was always slightly in awe of Sean Lock. He always seemed to be able to spin magical threads of comedy from nothing. And seemingly effortlessly. Chucking them away like they were nothing. A really singular voice who will be missed.
— Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy) August 18, 2021
It’s heartbreaking to lose my dearest friend Sean Lock , he was a true original, a wonderful comic. All my thoughts are with his family.
— Bill Bailey (@BillBailey) August 18, 2021
Rest in peace Sean Lock.
Truly funny, so unique, and a lovely person.
— Kate Robbins (@KateRobbins) August 18, 2021
Sad sad day for British comedy and the world – Rest In Peace Sean Lock – always been a fan – thoughts are with your family and friends x
— Russell Tovey (@russelltovey) August 18, 2021
Comedy writer Amanda Wilkie reminded us of Sean’s hilarious irreverence.
I think Sean Lock’s first ever Twitter post (and he only ever posted one other tweet) sums him up beautifully. pic.twitter.com/kxw1h8n2pu
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) August 18, 2021
While his fellow stand-up comedian, Jo Caulfield, shared a way for people to pay their respects in a tangible way.
Absolutely heartbreaking to hear about Sean Lock. One of the best comedians I ever knew. 💔https://t.co/l5XOMLE1Fx
— Jo Caulfield (@Jo_Caulfield) August 18, 2021
RIP, Sean Lock. Our deepest sympathies are with his wife and children at this very sad time.