Sean Lock had ripped into Piers Morgan in previous years (Picture: BBC/Channel 4)
Piers Morgan has paid tribute to the late Sean Lock, sharing one of the tongue-in-cheek jokes the star made about him on social media.
Comedian Sean died from cancer at home surrounded by his family, a statement from his agent Off The Kerb productions said. He was 58.
Celebrities have been remembering the funnyman, with ex-Good Morning Britain presenter Piers simply quoting one of his savage quips from Lockopedia, his sell out tour of Britain and Ireland.
‘”If I could have my ashes spread anywhere I wanted, I’d have them spread in Piers Morgan’s eyes”,’ Piers penned.
‘RIP Sean Lock,’ he added.
The world of comedy has paid tribute to ‘one of the very best’ following the news of Sean’s death.
Jon Richardson, who was a team captain alongside Lock on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, led tributes to the 15 Storeys High star.
He tweeted: ‘I idolised Sean as a comic long before I became a comedian myself and ten years working alongside him didn’t diminish that in the least. An incredible comic brain and a truly unique voice.
‘I’m devastated for his family today and sad for comedy that we have lost one of the very best. Undisputed, undefeated, carrot in a box champion. I will miss him.’
Comedian Jason Manford said he had texted the comedian ‘a few weeks’ prior to his death on Wednesday.
‘I’m absolutely gutted about this,’ he penned. ‘So heartbroken for his wife and children.
‘One of the funniest men I’ve ever worked with and I used to adore occasionally making him laugh on my first proper telly job, 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Tributes have flooded in for the comedian (Picture: Channel 4)
‘I texted him couple of weeks ago and I’m now so glad I did.
‘If you’ve a friend who you’ve not spoken to for a while, drop them a message and check in. It could be the last time.’
Sean’s good friend Lee Mack also paid tribute to him, saying in a statement: ‘I’ve know 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’.
In 2005 Sean became a regular team captain on the panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats, a role he held for 18 series.
Between 2006 and 2007 he hosted Channel 4 series, TV Heaven, Telly Hell, in which he invited celebrities to share their own selection of TV’s triumphs and tragedies.