Here’s Celebrity Radio’s RIP Sean Hughes Our Last Interview…
Irish comedian Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51, his management company have confirmed.
Hughes was best known for his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and his own sitcom Sean’s Show.
He told us though “I don’t want Buzzcocks on my tombstone”.
He was the youngest ever winner of the Perrier award in 1990 his show A One Night Stand With Sean Hughes.
He later became captain on the long-running BBC music quiz show. Since then he’s appeared in the West End and most famously starred on Coronation Street.
Hughes was believed to have been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and was recently taken to north London’s Whittington Hospital.
He died just a week after telling his Twitter followers he was ‘in hospital’ in what was his final social media post.
Enjoy our last interview with Sean and Alex via YouTube:
Fellow comedian Jason Manford paid tribute to him on social media, writing: ‘Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke. RIP.’
Al Murray said: ‘Terribly sad news about Sean Hughes.’
His former-promoter Richard Bucknall told Beyond the Joke: ‘He was a pioneering, groundbreaking comedian who changed comedy with that live show.’
Richard K Herring? said: ‘What a punch in the soul that is.’
Actress Meera Syal, who played his wife in the Channel Four comedy series Sean’s show, paid tribute to the Irish comic.
She said: ‘He was funny, acerbic and great fun to work with. This is very sad news.’
Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 16th October 2017