Sean Lock, British comedian, dead at 58
Fellow comic Ricky Gervais mourned the loss on Twitter, calling Lock “among the most prominent comics of a generation.”
“Such unfortunate news. RIP the excellent Sean Lock,” Gervais wrote. “[He was] among the funniest, most prominent comics of a generation. A charming guy.”
Lock got a lucky break starting in 2005 with an 18-season run as a team captain on Jimmy Carr’s Channel 4 comedy panel show “8 Out of 10 Felines.” He then was cast on its spinoff, “8 Out of 10 Felines Does Countdown.”
Lock also wrote and starred in the BBC sitcom “15 Storeys High,” co-hosted “The Huge Fat Test of the Year.” He toured with his improv show “Lockipedia,” where he would talk extensively about random subjects the audience suggested.
He is survived by his wife, Anoushka Nara Giltsoff, and their three children.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.