A comedy panel show favourite, Lock was a team captain on the series 8 Out of 10 Cats, hosted by Jimmy Carr.
He also appeared on QI, The Last Leg, Have I Got News for You, and therefore the Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
Paying tribute, comedian Bill Bailey said: “It’s heartbreaking to lose my dearest friend Sean Lock, he was a real original, an exquisite comic.
” Jon Richardson, who appeared opposite Lock as a fellow team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats, tweeted: “I idolised Sean as a comic book long before I became a comedian myself and 10 years working alongside him didn’t diminish that within the least.
a fantastic comic brain and a very unique voice.
” ‘Genuinely hilarious’ A statement from his agent Off The Kerb Productions said: “It is with great sadness that we’ve to announce the death of Sean Lock.
He died reception from cancer, surrounded by his family.
“Sean was one among Britain’s finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and therefore the absurdist brilliance of his work, marked him out as a singular voice in British comedy.
“Sean was also a cherished husband and father to 3 children.
Sean are going to be sorely missed by all that knew him.
We kindly request that the privacy of his family and youngsters is respected at this difficult time.