Comedian Sean Hughes, known for featuring in “Coronation Street”, has died at age 51, his management has said.
It is believed that the London-born Irish writer and stand-up died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Whittington Hospital, reports standard.co.uk.
He was reportedly rushed to hospital with liver cirrhosis on Sunday night.
Tributes began pouring in for Hughes, who was one of the youngest comedians ever to win the prestigious Perrier Award.
Fellow comedian Jason Manford said: “Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke. RIP.”
Jack Dee tweeted: “Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. Started on the circuit with him back in the day. RIP.”
David Schneider and Al Murray were among others to post about the star.
During his career, Hughes also wrote books and presented several radio shows on the BBC.