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Sean Lock fans urge the release of ‘The Tiger Who Came For A Pint’ parody book for a cancer charity

FANS of comedian Sean Lock have urged publishers to publish his parody book ‘The Tiger Who Came For A Pint’ following his passing this week.

On Wednesday, Sean’s family revealed that the much-loved 8 Out Of 10 Cats star died aged 58, surrounded by his family at home following a cancer battle.

In a statement from his agent Off The Kerb Productions, which said: ‘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. We kindly request that the privacy of his family and children is respected at this difficult time.’

Bill Bailey wrote on his Twitter feed: ‘It’s heartbreaking to lose my dearest friend Sean Lock, he was a true original, a wonderful comic. All my thoughts are with his family.’

While Lock’s close friend Jimmy Carr also paid tribute, saying it was ‘brutal news’ and that he was ‘laughing and crying’ while watching clips of Lock today – while his friend Lee Mack, who called him a ‘true original both in comedy and life’.

Omid Djalili said, ‘Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Sean Lock. Wonderful human being and easily one of the funniest on and off the stage. I love that he shunned social media and remained aloof from petty squabbles. Devastating loss.’

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