posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:23 PM
Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died aged 51.
In 1990, Hughes - then 24 - became the youngest person to win the coveted Perrier Award - now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award - at the Edinburgh
Hughes had a varied career, including a role in the hit film The Commitments, in which he played Dave, a talent scout for Eejit Records.
To many, though, he will be best known for the six years he spent on Never Mind the Buzzcocks matching wits with Phill Jupitus and Mark Lamarr.
On TV, he also starred in ITV series The Last Detective, where he played Mod Lewis, friend to Peter Davison's title character, DC "Dangerous"
According to the BBC, a cause of death has not been confirmed. But on his wiki page it says he died 'after reportedly being treated for cirrhosis of
I remember him fondly as a stand-up comic in the early 90s but more recently, and best, in The Last Detective.
The only phrase that comes to mind is 'bugger'.