Sean Hughes dead: Celebs pay tribute to the ace comedian

Camille Rivera
October 17, 2017

Comedian Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51, a representative has confirmed.

He's more well known for being a team captain on the BBC 2 comedy quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, alongside Phill Jupitus and Mark Lamarr from 1996 to 2002.

And Jason Manford said: "Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes".

Hughes' latest tweet, dated October 8, said that he was in hospital. "The more I did the Buzzcocks, the more people were coming up to me, 'Eh, I saw you on the Buzzcocks.' I certainly didn't want to be remembered as the guy on the Buzzcocks". Very talented comic, loved & respected.

QI panellist Alan Davies said: "Very sad about Sean Hughes".

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

"I spent a bit of time with him over the last few years and he seemed to me to be in good health and good spirits.

RIP", while Murray tweeted: 'Terribly sad news about Sean Hughes'. "A witty, gracious, kind and gentle soul". RIP Sean Hughes - a wonderfully silly, anarchic & hilarious comic.

Irish writer Paul Howard said, "Irish comedy in the 1990s". D'Unbelievables were the Kinks.

Mentioning other comedians who have died, Davies added: "Sean Hughes with Linda Smith, Felix Dexter, Caroline Ahearne, and Malcolm Hardee as compere. Great comic and a lovely man" and shared a link to some of Sean's stand-up.

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