Irish comedian Sean Hughes has sadly passed away.
The writer, actor and funnyman was 51 years old.
His management company have today confirmed that the comedian passed away, though no further details were given, though other reports state Sean suffered a cardiac arrest.
As well as his stand-up work, Sean worked on a number of TV shows such as Sean’s Show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Coronation Street
Fans and friends of Sean’s have been paying their respects on social media.
Seàn Hughes has died and I’m fucking heartbroken. So funny on stage, so infuriating to know and so sad he’s gone. #RIPSeanHughes
— Jarlath Regan (@Jarlath) October 16, 2017
RIP Sean Hughes: a funny man. “I saw my brother fight at the National Stadium. It was at a Depeche Mode concert.”
— John Maguire (@JMaguireCritic) October 16, 2017
In shock at the terrible news about Sean Hughes. RIP.
— Tara Flynn (@TaraFlynn) October 16, 2017
Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke. RIP.
— JasonManford (@JasonManford) October 16, 2017