Sean Hughes, the Irish stand-up legend and member of BBC quiz show panel is dead.

The news of his death was announced by his management company.

Hughes is remembered for being a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, a favourite program on BBC Two Hughes, and his sitcom, Sean’s Show.

Hughes death occurred on Monday, according to his spokesman. In a Twitter message which he sent last on October 8, the Irish legend said he was in a hospital.


Comical colleagues in the entertainment industry such as Al Murray, Katy Brand, David Schneider and Jason Manford have since paid him tribute on social media.


Katy Brand 


Very sad news about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comedian. #RIP

12:01 PM – Oct 16, 2017


In Manford’s word, he said Hughes was “a brilliant comic and a lovely bloke”. And Murray said his death was “terribly sad news”.


Among Hughes’ work were the famous film- The Commitment, and his role as a station master Mr Perks in the award-winning London play, The Railway Children. He was also known for his role in Coronation Street in 2007.


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