Sean Locks brilliant obituary message joke goes viral after comedians death

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Sean Lock’s hilarious joke about what he wanted written on his obituary has resurfaced after the tragic news the comedian has died aged 58.

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats’ has died from cancer, with his agent saying he was surrounded by his family as he passed away at home.

Known for his deadpan style, he had become one of the most-loved British comedians of recent times – also appearing on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI, Mock The Week and countless other TV shows.

It was on the Countdown spin-off in 2016 where he made a typically hilarious joke about what he wanted written on his obituary when he died.

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Video of the moment has been seen more than 100,000 times since being shared to Twitter following the tragic news of his passing.

It shows Jimmy Carr asking him: “What would you like your obituary to say?”

“I don’t care,” he responded. “I’ll be dead.

“Ideally, I’d just like it to say: ‘Nooooo, whyyyy, noooo, aaaaah’.

“You can’t write tears Jimmy.”

Since being posted online, thousands of the comedians fans commented their praise for the iconic humor.

“Such a funny bloke, great dry sense of humor,” one wrote.

Another added: “You really can’t write tears hahaha #GreatestOfAllTime.”

Celebrity friends of Sean have also paid tribute to him since the news.

Comedian Lee Mack, said: “I’ve known this day was coming for some time, but it’s no less heart-breaking.

“A true original both in comedy and life. I will miss him so much.”

Presenter Gabby Logan, who has appeared alongside Sean Lock on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, paid tribute to the comedian "who could make your cheeks ache from laughing".

And Bill Bailey said it was “heartbreaking to lose my dearest friend”.

Born in Woking, Surrey, Sean left school in the early 1980s and began working on building sites but developed skin cancer, which he blamed on over-exposure to the sun. He made a full recovery and focused on a career in comedy.

One of his first professional TV appearances was in 1993, starring alongside Rob Newman and David Baddiel on their signature TV show Newman And Baddiel In Pieces.

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