Sean Lock, co-star of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, died at the age of 58, leaving Susie Dent speechless.
SUSIE DENT has expressed her grief over the death of her 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown co-star Sean Lock, saying she is speechless.
Susie Dent, 56, of Countdown fame, has expressed her grief on social media over the death of her 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown co-star Sean Lock, who died earlier today at the age of 58. Since its debut in 2012, the lexicographer has been a regular on the Channel 4 spin-off show Dictionary Corner, with Sean Lock serving as team captain. The comedian’s agent revealed his death earlier today following a battle with cancer.
I wish I could find the right words to express my admiration for Sean Lock.
Susie Dent is a British actress.
She conveyed her sadness at hearing about her colleague’s death in front of her 810,000 followers.
“I wish I had the words to convey the extraordinary man that was Sean Lock,” she wrote.
“But today I don’t,” she added, “and I think he could have loved it that way.”
Fans have liked the tweet almost 90,000 times thus far.
Words fly by. Sean’s coworkers aren’t the only ones who have paid respect to him.
Jason Manford, who co-starred with him on the show 8 Out of 10 Cats, also paid tribute to his friend.
Jason wrote on Twitter, “I’m absolutely gutted about this,” in a series of tweets.
“So heartbroken for his wife and children,” he continued. One of the funniest individuals I’ve ever worked with, and on my first proper television job, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, I used to love making him laugh. “Rest in peace, mate xx.”
Jason later shared a copy of a text message he wrote on July 28 to Sean.
“I texted him a couple of weeks ago and I’m now so pleased I did,” he wrote beside the screenshot. Send a message to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while and let them know you’ve missed them. It’s possible that this is the last time. Sean, rest in peace.” (sic)
“Hello Sean, hope you and your family are doing well,” the text message said.
“I did Countdown last week and was disappointed not to see you there. I often reflect on my time on Cats with you and how much I enjoyed working with you, especially the pleasure I’d feel when something I said made you laugh.”
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