Sean Lock: Comedian commemorated with mural in Brighton

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Sean Lock, backstage at the C4 Comedy Gala, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, at the O2 Arena.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday, March 31, 2010. See PA story  . Picture credit should read: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire
The late comedian Sean Lock has inspired a new mural in Brighton. (PA)

Sean Lock's life has been celebrated with a new graffiti mural in tribute to the late comedian.

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats star died aged 58 last month, following a secret battle with cancer.

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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This is not the first tribute mural to the late comic.

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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."

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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."

Sean Lock with Jimmy Carr on '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'. (Channel 4)
Sean Lock with Jimmy Carr on '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'. (Channel 4)

There was an outpouring of love and grief from the UK comedy community following the announcement of Lock's death.

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 Lock died aged 58 after a secret battle with cancer. (PA)
Sean Lock died aged 58 after a secret battle with cancer. (PA)

“Sean was also a cherished husband and father to three children.

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“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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