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Post by eddie on Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:21 pm

Probably only known in England. Sad news, he was only 51.



Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died, his management company has said.

Hughes, who was a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two, also had his own sitcom, Sean's Show.

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He died on Monday, his spokesman said. Hughes' latest tweet, dated 8 October, said that he was in hospital.

Fellow comedians including Al Murray, Katy Brand and Jason Manford have been paying tribute to Hughes, who was also a writer and actor.

Hughes was the youngest person to win the coveted Perrier Award - now known as the Edinburgh Comedy award - in 1990.

Manford described Hughes as "a brilliant comic and a lovely bloke", while Murray said it was "terribly sad news".

Hughes had a varied career, including a role in hit film The Commitments, and he also played station master Mr Perks in the award-winning London play, The Railway Children.
He also had a role in Coronation Street in 2007.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41632761


Doesn't say what he died of.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:51 pm

That's sad news... I liked him... and 51 is too young...!


Not seen him on tv for years though...

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Post by Miffs2 on Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:59 pm

eddie wrote:Probably only known in England. Sad news, he was only 51.



Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died, his management company has said.

Hughes, who was a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two, also had his own sitcom, Sean's Show.

Sean Hughes: Comedian, actor and writer dies aged 51 Img_7811


He died on Monday, his spokesman said. Hughes' latest tweet, dated 8 October, said that he was in hospital.

Fellow comedians including Al Murray, Katy Brand and Jason Manford have been paying tribute to Hughes, who was also a writer and actor.

Hughes was the youngest person to win the coveted Perrier Award - now known as the Edinburgh Comedy award - in 1990.

Manford described Hughes as "a brilliant comic and a lovely bloke", while Murray said it was "terribly sad news".

Hughes had a varied career, including a role in hit film The Commitments, and he also played station master Mr Perks in the award-winning London play, The Railway Children.
He also had a role in Coronation Street in 2007.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41632761


Doesn't say what he died of.

He died of cirrhosis of the liver.
A shame. I did like him.
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