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Sean Lock mural appears in Brighton following comedian’s death aged 58

An artist has paid tribute to Sean Lock (Picture: Channel 4)

Comedian Sean Lock has been honoured with a beautiful mural following his death last month.

Lock, known for his surreal content and deadpan style, died of cancer aged 58 on August 18.

Hugh Whittaker paid homage to the late star by spay painting a huge portrait onto a wall in Brighton.

A picture of the tribute was shared far and wide on social media, with fans showering Hugh with praise for the piece which perfectly captured Lock.

‘Wow! I’m sure Sean would have a few things to say about this…its fantastic!’ wrote one.

‘What a gorgeous tribute, stunning piece of art,’ another added.

‘This is the sort of thing Sean Lock would mercilessly roast on 8 out of 10 cats for an uncomfortably long amount of time until the audience didn’t know how to react anymore & were laughing purely from nervousness,’ a third said.

Lock died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family,’ his agent confirmed in a statement.

‘Sean was one of Britain’s finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work marked him out as a unique voice in British comedy,’ it added.

He is survived by his wife Anoushka Nara Giltsoff, with whom he had two daughters and one son.

Born in Woking, Surrey, Lock 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.

The comedian died from cancer at home (Picture: PA)

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

He script-edited 1998 BBC Two series Is It Bill Bailey? and had his own show on BBC Radio 4 called 15 Minutes Of Misery, which was later expanded into 15 Storeys High.

The show was set in a tower block and centred on a pessimistic character called Vince (played by Lock) and his flatmate Errol (Benedict Wong).

In 2005 Lock became a regular team captain on the panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats, a role he held for 18 series.

Between 2006 and 2007 he hosted Channel 4 series TV Heaven, Telly Hell, in which he invited celebrities to share their own selection of TV’s triumphs and tragedies.

Guests included Alan Davies, Johnny Vaughan, David Mitchell, Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas and Nick Hancock.

Lock also appeared on panel shows including Have I Got News for You, QI and They Think It’s All Over.

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