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Sean Lock Tribute On ‘The Last Leg’ Leaves Fans In Tears

Sean Lock
Credit: Channel 4

A Sean Lock tribute that was aired during a recent episode of The Last Leg has left his fans in tears.  

In one of the scenes shown, fellow comedian Josh Widdecombe asked: “Is it okay to kneel down if you’re having a photo taken with Ellie Simmonds?”

Lock then replied: “It depends how tall you are doesn’t it?”

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Sean Lock
The Last Leg on Channel 4 paid a tribute to comedian Sean Lock, who passed away last week. Credit: Channel 4

Shortly afterwards, the screen switched to a title card that read: “In memory of Sean Lock.”

After watching the show, many people took to Twitter and said it had left them feeling emotional.

One fan penned: “Unexpectedly hit by that Sean Lock tribute, still can’t believe he’s gone.”

Another added: “Tear-inducing seeing Sean Lock. Going to miss his humour.”

“A great first episode of the Paralympics #TheLastLeg, and floored once again by the subtle but sweet Sean Lock tribute at the end (which of course, he never was),” a third wrote.

Shortly after Lock’s passing, many of his fans requested that his ‘hilarious’ obituary request be honoured.

In resurfaced footage from Cats Does Countdown, host Jimmy Carr asked the comedian what he would want his obituary to say.

“I don’t care, I’ll be dead,” he replied.

He added: “Ideally I’d like it to say… Nooooo, why? Noooo, argh!”

He then turned to Carr and said: “You can’t write tears, Jimmy.”

Lock’s death was confirmed by a representative from Off The Kerb Productions.

The statement read: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock.

“He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family. 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.

“Sean was also a cherished husband and father to three children. Sean will be sorely missed by all that knew him.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.