Monday, 20 November, 2017

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Comedian Sean Hughes has died aged 51 News Very sad news
Freda Brock | 16 October, 2017, 16:21

Hughes had been unwell and tweeted on 8 October that he was in hospital.

"He was a pioneering, groundbreaking comedian who changed comedy with that live show", he told renowned comedy site BeyondTheJoke.

The comedian, although British born, had deep roots in Ireland, and for all measures was Irish, having grown up in Firhouse in Dublin.

Sean, who was recenty transferred to north London's Whittington Hospital, was one of the youngest ever comics to be awarded the prestigious Perrier Award back in 1990, and his passing has sent shockwaves throughout the industry this afternoon.

The accolade, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, is awarded to what is considered the best show of the Fringe Festival in the city.

Broncos vs. Giants Week 6 recap, highlights and more
Siemian went to the locker room and Brock Osweiler made his 2017 debut for the Broncos with less than a minute left in the half. Siemian (shoulder) is re-entering Sunday's game against the Giants coming out of the half, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Writer Irvine Welsh described him as a "witty, gracious, kind and gentle soul", while Classic FM presented Andrew Collins said he was an "absolute angel". A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke.

Fellow comedian Jason Manford said: "Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes".

As well as his role as Pat on Coronation Street, he also appeared in BBC One's Casualty in 2015.

Al Murray said: 'Terribly sad news about Sean Hughes'.

Sean worked for the station when it first launched, hosting a Sunday morning show in 2002.

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