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 

✔@KatyFBrand

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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