Many comedians paid tribute to Sean Lock at the National Comedy Awards, but it was Lee Mack who stood out.
the Don’t go outside star appeared in a taped segment shown during the ceremony, which was televised on Saturday (March 5).
In the clip, Mack recalls seeing Lock, who died of cancer in August 2021 at the age of 58.
“There was a moment when I was visiting him where he just said to me — and he didn’t say it in the ‘I want to make you feel better’ way or ‘I’m trying to convince myself’; I just knew it was 100 percent true — he just said to me, “I’ve had a really good life, you know.”
Mack continued, “It was really … it was so profound the way he said it because I was like, ‘He really did,’ because he has this amazing wife, three beautiful kids, and he’s spent his life raising millions of them deserve people laugh. It’s hard to argue against that.”
Mack’s tribute left many emotional feelings as @BeardedGenius shared the clip on Twitter, writing, “Went there for Sean Lock.”
Another fan added, “That part with Lee Mack talking about seeing him before he died absolutely wrecked me,” while another said Mack’s memory of Lock made her “sob.”
The comedians were close friends and after Lock’s death was announced, Mack released a statement, which said: “I’ve known this day was coming for a while, but it’s no less heartbreaking. A true original in both comedy and life. I will miss him so much.”
Other celebrities who paid tribute to Lock included Bill Bailey, Liza Tarbuck, and Rachel Riley.
The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up to Cancer can be viewed on All 4.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/sean-lock-lee-mack-national-comedy-awards-b2029586.html Lee Mack’s story about Sean Lock shortly before his death has National Comedy Awards viewers ‘sobbing’