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Never Mind The Buzzcocks star Sean Hughes 'generously leaves home to charity' after passing away age 51
A creative place Hughes appeared in Alan Parker’s film The Commitments in 1991 and toured frequently as a stand-up. In 2015, the comedian joined the cast of the Olivier award-winning production of The Railway Children.100 BNZ jobs may go in restructure, union says
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Hughes, once described as a “jaunty misanthrope”, was best known for appearing on the BBC2 pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, where he was a team captain between 1996 and 2002, and his own Channel 4 sitcom Sean’s Show.In a heartfelt statement Adam wrote: “I’m heartbroken to hear of the death of my friend Sean Hughes. I spent a bit of time with him over the last few years and he seemed to be to be in good health and good spirits.
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Before his death at north London’s Whittington Hospital, the comedian, who was born in nearby Archway but spent much of his childhood in Ireland, described how his life of “extreme” hedonism had taken its toll on his body and how he would hate to grow too old.Sean Hughes starred in Never Mind The Buzzcocks until 2002 [Wenn] In a statement, his management confirmed the news of his death: “Sean Hughes the comedian, actor, writer and novelist, died this
morning in hospital.
Bill Bailey said: “I’m shocked and saddened to hear the news. I gigged with Sean quite a bit over the years, and we bonded over a shared love of dogs. He was a very funny comedian and great company. He had a unique and distinctive style and will be greatly missed.”
It’s said to have happened following a flare up of cirrhosis of the liver.
“He was a formidable comedian and will be remembered by fans and the industry for his superb wit and quite brilliant imagination. He leaves behind two brothers, Alan and Martin.”
Comedian Adam Hills paid tribute to his late friend Sean Hughes [Getty] “He recently told me that when he died, we [sic] was leaving his property
to a couple of charities, so at least there is one ray of light today.”