A TOUCHING mural has been painted in tribute to Sean Lock following the comedian's death.

The TV star was known for his role as a team captain on Channel 4 show 8 Out of 10 Cats and the spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Sean, who lived in Lewes during the early 2000s, died of cancer at home surrounded by his family on August 18.

The 58-year-old has now been remembered in a mural painting in Elder Place, Brighton, opposite the Unbarred Brewery and Taproom.

The painting shows Sean's face wearing his glasses and wearing a suit.

The comedian can be seen next to Charlie Watts, the former drummer of the Rolling Stones, who died on August 24 this year.

The artwork - which appeared on legal graffiti wall - was done by Hugh Whitaker from Kent.

The 25-year-old who has painted many similar tributes, including one to Caroline Flack.

He said: "When Sean Lock died it was very big in the media due to how well known he was and what a nice person he seemed to be.

The Argus: Sean Lock has received a tribute and been painted in BrightonSean Lock has received a tribute and been painted in Brighton

"As a comedian, he was someone I was able to connect to quite well, and I thought it was right as he had been giving the world his talents for a long time, so I thought I would pay tribute to him with this portrait.

"I did not expect it to get the attention it has, but it is nice to hear positive feedback on the picture and people sharing funny stories and quotes underneath it.

"It is nice to show the family that Sean was loved and is cared about. I didn't know him personally, but I have been watching him since I was young, and it is nice to spread the awareness."

Hugh, who works under the pseudonym Humor, believes that the tribute will not last due to the way graffiti artists work.

He said: "These things are very spontaneous and to be honest I am aware that it will probably be gone next week.

"People turn up planning to paint and the wall we used is a very good one for what we do. I reckon in a couple of weeks that it will have new work over the top of it.

"That is the nature of street art, some people get upset when it happens, but I would rather do the work and get the picture and it is gone in a week than not do it at all.

"I am used to the artwork going, so you can not get attached to them."

Hugh has done many tributes, including some of the people who have died by suicide and promotes mental health charities such as Mind through his artwork.

To see more of Hugh's work, look here: humorstreetart.co.uk or on social media @humorstreetart

Rose Lock, Sean's niece, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for Sean and all the moving tributes.

“It’s lovely to see murals like this one popping up around the country, and people sharing memories and their favourite Sean Lock jokes.

“He will carry on making us laugh. We’ll miss him so very much.”

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