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- British comedian (1963-2021)
Sean Lock's life has been celebrated with a new graffiti mural in tribute to the late comedian.
Graffiti artist Hugh Whittaker has created a portrait of Lock – also known for his BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High, which he wrote and starred in – on a wall in Brighton's Elder Place.
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Graffiti artist Hugh Whittaker has done a beautiful tribute to Sean Lock in Brighton pic.twitter.com/SxvjMEYH5z
— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) September 12, 2021
This is not the first tribute mural to the late comic.
Gnasher has also graffitied a double portrait of Lock in Northampton.
The mural – located on the underpass near Mayorhold multi-storey car park in the town centre – is touchingly captioned with a quote from Lock: "You can't write tears Jimmy."
— Gnasher (@GnasherMurals) August 28, 2021
Lock made the comment to 8 Out Of 10 Cats host Jimmy Carr on the panel show when asked what he would like his obituary to say.
Lock quipped: "I don't care. I'll be dead."
He then added: "Ideally I'd like it to say... You can't write tears, Jimmy."
A statement from his agent on 18 August 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.”
Lock is survived by his wife Anoushka Nara Giltsoff, two daughters and one son.
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