Irish comedian Sean Hughes passes away at the age of 51

Posted October 17, 2017

Irish stand-up comedian and actor Sean Hughes has died aged 51, his management has confirmed.

The comedian was believed to have been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and died in London's Whittington Hospital.

Hughes, who was a team captain on the popular United Kingdom music-based comedy quiz show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" between 1996 and 2002, also briefly starred his own sitcom "Sean's Show" on Channel 4.

He was the youngest ever victor of the prestigious Perrier comedy award in 1990 and fellow comedians paid tribute saying that he helped redefine...

Hughes had appeared in a few TV shows including Coronation Street, The Last Detective on ITV.

Richard K Herring wrote, "Sean Hughes".

London-born Irish comedian Hughes also wrote and starred in his own sitcom Sean's Show in the early 1990s.

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Hughes's final tweet was shared on Sunday October 8, in which he said he was "in hospital".

Hughes was a familiar face on television with Sean's Show on Channel 4 in 1922.

Mentioning other comedians who have died, Davies added: "Sean Hughes with Linda Smith, Felix Dexter, Caroline Ahearne, and Malcolm Hardee as compere". Very talented comic, loved & respected.

"I am a huge fan of his and am very sad to hear this news".

Fellow Irish comedian Dara O Briain said: "Ah, that is very sad news".

Sean leaves behind his mum and two brothers.