8 out of 10 Cats star Sean Lock tragically died of cancer at age 58 while surrounded by his beloved family at home
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Sean Lock appears on 8 out of 10 cats countdown in 2018
Sean Lock has tragically passed away at the age of 58, surrounded by his beloved family.
On Wednesday morning, it was announced that the beloved 8 out of 10 cat comedian had died of cancer.
A statement from his agent confirming the sad news reads, “Sean was also a beloved husband and father of three.”
Away from the cameras and his life as a stand-up comedian, Sean was a devoted husband to his wife Anoushka Nara Giltsoff and father to their three children.
Without Anoushka’s support, he would never have been able to enjoy his comedic success while raising his two daughters and son.
The prankster confessed to arguing with his wife and arguing with the kids after returning from his travels around the country, but it always brought them closer together.
And Sean was determined to make sure his children didn’t suffer the way he did.
Funnyman Sean Lock sadly passed away at the age of 58 (
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Sean started working on construction sites and got skin cancer, which he blames on overexposure to the sun, so he wanted to protect his children.
Suffering from malignant melanoma at a young age, the couple made sure their children were not at risk of harm.
“My partner Anoushka is excellent at sun protection, and when it’s hot she makes sure to put SPF50 cream on the kids before they leave the house,” he said in a 2010 email to The Daily. Mail.
Sean’s two daughters were born in 2004 and 2006, with their youngest son following in 2009.
He kept his family out of the limelight, didn’t post photos with them on social media and rarely spoke about his wife and children in public.
During an interview with Timeout magazine in 2010, Sean opened up about his and his wife’s strange way of settling disputes.
When he came back from his many comedy tours, they got into arguments, but managed to overcome their problems in a brutal way that strangely worked.
Sean had a wife and three children (
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“Every time I come back, me and the wife argue and I get into a fight with the kids,” said the comedian.
“The problem is she knows nothing about how hard my work is and I’ve also forgotten how hard her work is. That’s the hard part, but you’ll get over it.
“Recently my wife said, ‘The best thing you can do when you come back is just shut up. Don’t say anything. Don’t get involved. Know your position. You’re the lowest in the family; you’re right behind the baby on the list of important things. Stay there.”
“And oddly enough, that worked.”
Sean was only able to discover his cancer diagnosis, which meant he went extra hard to protect his children, because of a one-night stand.
In his late twenties, he had just come out of a long-term relationship and was single when he met Tina — and he might have lost his life three decades earlier if he hadn’t been warned.
“She said there was something weird on my back. I asked her what it looked like and she said it was a piece of skin that was black, misshapen, with a crunchy texture and about the size of a 10-cent piece,” he explained.
“I had no idea how long it had been sitting there. It didn’t hurt or itchy, so there was nothing that would have drawn my attention to it.”
Sean Lock had us all down (
Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock) Sean has been on the stand-up circuit for years (
What Tina had discovered was a malignant melanoma, which Sean couldn’t see because it was on his back, so he immediately went to a dermatologist.
That decision may have added an extra 31 years to his incredible life.
Sean had a procedure to have the melanoma removed right away, and when a friend of his parents died of cancer, he realized how “lucky” he had been.
“I never saw Tina again, but if I happen to run into her, the first thing I’ll tell her is that she saved my life,” he admitted.
In later life, Sean would make skin protection a priority and always made sure his three children wore sunscreen.
In the 1980s, Sean broke into the comedy scene, playing open mic nights and eventually winning the British Comedy Award for Best Live Comic in 1990.
In addition to 8 Out of 10 Cats and its spin-off Countdown, Sean also wrote and starred in the hit BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High.
Sean was a favorite on 10 Cats Countdown (
Sean sadly passed away Wednesday morning – with a statement from his agent Off The Curb Productions confirming the terrible news.
It read: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Sean Lock.
He died at home of cancer, surrounded by his family.
Sean was one of Britain’s finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning-fast wit and the absurd brilliance of his work characterized him as a unique voice in British comedy.
Sean was also a beloved husband and father of three.
“Sean will be sorely missed by all who knew him. We kindly ask that the privacy of his family and children be respected during this difficult time.”
Honors have already started rolling in, with comedian Lee Mack, a close friend of Lock’s saying, “I’ve known for a while this day would come, but it’s no less heartbreaking.
‘A truly original both in comedy and in life. I will miss him so much.’
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