Sunday 15 September 2019

Shocked fans pay tribute to Sean Hughes and remember comedian's best moments and funniest one-liners

Comedian Sean Hughes.
Comedian Sean Hughes.
Blazed a trail: Sean Hughes
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The news that comedian Sean Hughes has passed away at the age of just 51 has shocked fans.

Tributes have been pouring in for Hughes, who died during the night.  He was believed to have been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and passed away at a London hospital.

The London-born but Dublin-raised comedian was best known for his own sitcom Sean's Show and his stint on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. 

Fellow comedians Jason Manford, Al Murray, Jack Dee and Richard Herring all paid tribute on Twitter while many fans have been sharing their favourite moments and one-liners from the comedian's career.

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