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The Last Leg's Adam Hills shares emotional tribute to Sean Hughes

Comedian Sean Hughes Comedian Sean Hughes
Melody Ballard | 17 October, 2017, 00:47

The Last Leg host Adam Hills has shared an emotional tribute to Sean Hughes, and said the Irish comedian recently revealed he would be leaving his property to charity when he died.

It's believed that he was admitted for liver cirrhosis and suffered cardiac arrest this morning.

However it was his long-running appearance on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, along with his own sitcom Sean's Show, which made him a household name.

Tributes began pouring in for Hughes, who was one of the youngest comedians ever to win the prestigious Perrier Award.

Aside from comedy, Hughes was also known for his film roles, starring as a record producer in cult film "The Commitments", as well as appearing as the lead star in the 2002 movie "Puckoon".

Murray said it was "terribly sad news". Very talented comic, loved & respected.

"Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes", Manford wrote.

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He won the prize with his show, A One Night Stand With Sean Hughes. Was lucky to enjoy his company on a few occasions over the years.

Irvine Welsh added, "Sad to hear about Sean Hughes".

Irish comedian Dara O Briain said: "Ah, that is very sad news".

He also played station master Mr Perks in the award-winning London play, The Railway Children.

During his career, Hughes also wrote books and presented several radio shows on the BBC.

Sean leaves behind his mum and two brothers.

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