Vale: Sean Hughes

Irish comedian, best known for Never Mind the Buzzcock, has died.

Irish comedian Sean Hughes, best known for Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Sean’s Show, has died aged 51.

He died on Monday, a spokesperson said, reportedly from cirrhosis of the liver.

Hughes’ latest tweet, dated 8 October, indicated that he was in hospital.

Hughes was a team captain on UK music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks from 1996 to 2002.

He also had his own sitcom, Sean’s Show and had roles in Coronation Street, Casualty, The Last Detective, Murder Most Horrid, Rubbadubbers and The Commitments.

Hughes was the youngest person to win the coveted Perrier Award at the the Edinburgh Fringe in 1990.

Source: BBC

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  1. As a British teenager in the early ’90s, I was a fan of that whole “Comedy is the new rock’n’roll” zeitgeist that Shaun was part of (which had started with The Mary Whitehouse Experience ensemble). Sean was hilarious without ever being too crude, cynical without being a miserable bastard. I learned of his death last night at the Peter Hook (formerly of New Order) in Perth when he dedicated Joy Division’s evergreen ‘Atmosphere’ with “We’ve lost another legend in the brilliant Sean Hughes. This one’s for him”.

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