Sean Hughes dies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 October 2017
Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes

Former 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' star Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51

Sean Hughes has died.

The 52-year-old comic - who was best known as a panelist on 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and for his own sitcom 'Sean's Show' - passed away at the age of 51 on Monday (16.10.17), after suffering a cardiac arrest at London's Whittington Hospital, where he was being treated for cirrhosis of the liver.

Sean - who was one of the youngest comedians to with the prestigious Perrier Award in 1990 for his 'A One Night Stand with Sean Hughes' show - last tweeted on October 8.

He simply wrote: "In hospital."

His former promoter, Richard Bucknall, paid tribute to the Irish star.

He told Beyond the Joke: "He was a pioneering, groundbreaking comedian who changed comedy with that live show."

A host of stars from the comedy world have paid tribute to Sean, who was single, on social media.

Jason Manford wrote: "Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke. RIP."

And Al Murray posted: "Terribly sad news about Sean Hughes."

Jarlath Regan‏ wrote: "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 shared: "Sean Hughes. What a punch in the soul that is."

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