Irish comedian Sean Hughes has passed away at the age of 51.
The Dublin native had liver cirrhosis and was rushed to the Whittington Hospital, London and suffered cardiac arrest
His sad death was confirmed today by his management company.
Hughes was best known for being a panellist on long-running BBC Two panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks and for starring in his own sitcom Sean’s Show in the early 1990s. He also appeared on TV programmes including Coronation Street and The Last Detective.
Hughes’s final tweet was shared on Sunday October 8, in which he said he was “in hospital”.
Jason Manford led the tributes to Hughes on Twitter following the news of his death.
“Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes,” Manford wrote. “A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke.
Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke. RIP.— Jason Manford (@JasonManford) October 16, 2017
Stand-up comic Al Murray wrote: “Terribly sad news about Sean Hughes.” Comedian Richard Herring said: “Sean Hughes. What a punch in the soul that is.”
Terribly sad news about Sean Hughes.— Al Murray - DKMS.ORG.UK (@almurray) October 16, 2017
Sean Hughes. What a punch in the soul that is.— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) October 16, 2017