JIMMY Carr broke down in tears today as he remembered his late friend Sean Lock.
The comedian, well-known as a team captain on Jimmy’s Channel 4 comedy panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats, tragically died aged 58 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Taking to Twitter following the news breaking, Jimmy wrote: "Brutal news about Sean Lock today. I loved him. I'm watching clips of him right now – laughing & crying.
"I'll miss him so much."
He shared a link to a YouTube video of American musician Warren Zevon singing Keep Me In Your Heart, with Carr saying: "I can't find the words but this says it."
The lyrics of the song include: "If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less. Keep me in your heart for a while."
Lee Mack, who also appears on the panel show, tweeted: "I've known this day was coming for some time, but it's no less heart-breaking.
"A true original both in comedy and life. I will miss him so much."
Sean’s agent confirmed today the dad-of-three had passed away from cancer surrounded by his family.
A statement from Off The Kerb Productions said: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock.
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"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."
The star was previously diagnosed with skin cancer in 1990 while he worked as a labourer on a building site but it is not clear if the disease returned.
He went on to make a full recovery and has since worked with others to help raise awareness of the disease.
Lock's final public appearance was in December when he appeared in a video for charity Edible London.
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