British comedian Sean Lock dies at 58

British comedian Sean Lock has died peacefully in his home from cancer at the age of 58.

The father of three passed away suffering from skin cancer, which he said was diagnosed in 1990.

The comedian was best known for starring on the comedy show 8 Out of 10 Cats and its spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown.

His agency broke the news in a public statement, remembering him as Britain’s finest comedian with boundless creativity and lightning wit.

Mr Lock was a team captain on the panel shows after kicking off his career as a stand-up comedian.