Tragic comedian Sean Lock left a £3 million fortune for his loved ones after losing his cancer battle this week. The telly star died aged 58 plunging the world of showbusiness into mourning
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Sean Lock left an incredible £3 million gift for his loved ones after losing his battle with cancer this week.
The 8 Out Of 10 Cats star died aged 58 after a struggle with skin cancer after first being diagnosed with the condition in the 1990s.
Now the Daily Star reports he filed annual accounts for his Sean Lock Ltd company a month ago and it had cash reserves of just over £1m and total assets – including property worth £350,000 – of £2.8m.
The paper also reports Sean earned more than £1 million in 2019, bringing home around over £250,000 after taxes.
Sean was married to Anoushka Nara Giltsoff and they had three kids, two daughters and a son, together.
Sean previously opened up about how he’d battled skin cancer after working on a building site when he left school in the 1980s.
He wasn’t diagnosed with the condition until the 1990s, but blamed it on over-exposure to the sun, admitting he never wore sunscreen while working on the site.
He was 27 when he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma.
Speaking about it in 2010, he told the Daily Mail : “I liked the work and the wages – £340 a week, which, in 1981, was a lot of money.
“You could hardly ask a big Irish foreman, ‘Please could you rub some Ambre Solaire on my back?’
“And we didn’t wear hats, either. None of us took any notice of the fact that we were going red.”
His diagnosis came after a one night stand when the woman noticed an odd spot on his back.
He said: “She noticed something about me that I hadn’t. She said there was something weird on my back.
“I asked her what it looked like and she said it was a patch of skin which was black, misshapen, with a crusty texture and about the size of a 10p piece.
“I had no idea how long it had been there.”
Sean said that the girl – named Tina – saved his life, suggesting that if he hadn’t been with her that night he could have died.