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Comedian Sean Hughes Passes Away

Tributes are pouring in for actor and comedian Sean Hughes who has passed away aged 51.

Although he was born in London, Hughes grew up in Firhouse where he attended Colaiste Éanna in Ballyroan and regularly returned to the area to visit family.

The groundbreaking comedian won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award in 1987 for his stand-up show A One Night Stand With Sean Hughes.

He went on to become one of the team captains on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and wrote several books throughout his career.

Hughes was also the star of Channel 4’s hugely popular series Sean’s Show in the 90s and more recently starred as travelling salesman, Pat, in Coronation Street.

It was announced earlier today that Hughes, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis, passed away after a short hospital stay in London.

Many high profile comics and friends of the comedian expressed their shock on Twitter…

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