Shocked fans pay tribute to Sean Hughes and remember comedian's best moments and funniest one-liners
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.
Everyone grows out of their Morrissey phase… except for Morrissey" RIP Sean Hughes, one of the best— DaЯЯen Swee Kong Lee (@wrongangle) October 16, 2017
"I saw my brother fight at the National Stadium. It was at a Depeche Mode concert." Remembering all the laughs Sean Hughes gave me today.— Paul Howard (@AkaPaulHoward) October 16, 2017
‘I thought when I was 41, I would be married with kids. Well, to be honest I thought I would be married with weekend access’ - Sean Hughes— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 16, 2017
The Sean Hughes joke that still stays with me involves turning on jazz in the background before you answer the phone. I do this.— 🥃Donald Clarke🎬 (@DonaldClarke63) October 16, 2017
Sean Hughes was really funny. He went on Come Dine With Me and served stew for all three courses. Hilarious. RIP. https://t.co/c0Hs26nQba— Stuart McPherson (@StuartMcP) October 16, 2017
"Anyone in from the old country? Yeah? What part of Greece are you from?" Heartbreakingly sad news about the great Sean Hughes.— Paul Howard (@AkaPaulHoward) October 16, 2017
Sean Hughes, a really lovely funny man. We attempted the world eclair eating record together. We failed to Keith Chegwin. It was perfect.— Gabby Logan (@GabbyLogan) October 16, 2017