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Sean Lock fans have called on publishers to publish his parody book The Tiger Who Came For A Pint following his death earlier this week.  

It was revealed on Wednesday that the much-loved 8 Out Of 10 Cats star died aged 58 surrounded by his family at home following a cancer battle.

Following an incredible outpouring of grief from fans, many stated that a fantastic way to raise money for charity would be to release a version of Sean’s comic take on Judith Kerr’s 1968 kids’ book The Tiger Who Came For Tea. 

Unveiled: Sean Lock fans have called on publishers to publish his parody book The Tiger Who Came For A Pint following his death earlier this week

Sean’s version of the story, which he unveiled on 8 Out Of 10 Cats among his other takes on children’s classics, involved a tiger wanting ‘a pint that packs a punch like Stella or Kronenbourg’, before chronicling the night out. 

During his tale on the show, he said: ‘The tiger was thirsty and needed something to wash down the zookeeper he’d just eaten. He liked the atmosphere of Wetherspoons. Plus he was barred from the King’s Head for mauling the darts team.’

After he ran out of money, the tiger called a cab, with Sean going on: ‘It took a while to get one as the first two drivers they sent said, “Are you mental?”

‘Finally, Pavel from Station Cars greeted him. The journey went smoothly and, after a lot of questions, the tiger said, “Look, for the last time, it’s not a onesie!”

Amazing: Following an incredible outpouring of grief from fans, many stated that a fantastic way to raise money for charity would be to release a version of Sean's comic take on Judith Kerr's 1968 kids' book The Tiger Who Came For Tea

Amazing: Following an incredible outpouring of grief from fans, many stated that a fantastic way to raise money for charity would be to release a version of Sean's comic take on Judith Kerr's 1968 kids' book The Tiger Who Came For Tea

Amazing: Following an incredible outpouring of grief from fans, many stated that a fantastic way to raise money for charity would be to release a version of Sean’s comic take on Judith Kerr’s 1968 kids’ book The Tiger Who Came For Tea

‘Wetherspoons deputy manager George never saw the tiger or Pavel, the Station Cars driver, ever again. The end.’

Shortly after news of his death was announced, fans came up with the idea of releasing the book, with many suggesting the charity idea. 

Fans penned: ‘Can @HarperCollinsCh release “The tiger who came for a pint” in memory of @TheSeanLock for a cancer charity? I’d certainly buy a copy and it would be a great way to raise money to benefit cancer research in memory of a genius…

Happy days: Sean's version of the story, which he unveiled on 8 Out Of 10 Cats among his other takes on children's classics, involved a tiger wanting 'a pint that packs a punch like Stella or Kronenbourg', before chronicling the night out

Happy days: Sean's version of the story, which he unveiled on 8 Out Of 10 Cats among his other takes on children's classics, involved a tiger wanting 'a pint that packs a punch like Stella or Kronenbourg', before chronicling the night out

Happy days: Sean’s version of the story, which he unveiled on 8 Out Of 10 Cats among his other takes on children’s classics, involved a tiger wanting ‘a pint that packs a punch like Stella or Kronenbourg’, before chronicling the night out

The big reveal: During his tale on the show, he said: 'The tiger was thirsty and needed something to wash down the zookeeper he¿d just eaten. He liked the atmosphere of Wetherspoons. Plus he was barred from the King¿s Head for mauling the darts team'

The big reveal: During his tale on the show, he said: 'The tiger was thirsty and needed something to wash down the zookeeper he¿d just eaten. He liked the atmosphere of Wetherspoons. Plus he was barred from the King¿s Head for mauling the darts team'

The big reveal: During his tale on the show, he said: ‘The tiger was thirsty and needed something to wash down the zookeeper he’d just eaten. He liked the atmosphere of Wetherspoons. Plus he was barred from the King’s Head for mauling the darts team’

‘The tiger who came for a pint should be published as part of #SU2C merchandise to remember Sean Lock and his hilarious dry wit. RIP Sean Lock… 

‘Still reeling with Sean Lock’s passing. Definitely need a copy of Tiger who went for a pint to be published. Could have proceeds go to charity… 

‘@matthewkneale_ would it be possible for you to consider releasing Sean Lock’s version of The Tiger who came for a pint? I’m sure it would raise lots of money for cancer charities #SeanLock… 

‘Please can Sean Lock’s children’s books be made! I’d absolutely love to “accidentally” read “The Tiger who Came for a Pint” to my toddler. #RIPSean… 

Hilarious: Jimmy Carr was in fits of giggles when he unveiled the book

Hilarious: Jimmy Carr was in fits of giggles when he unveiled the book

Hilarious: Jimmy Carr was in fits of giggles when he unveiled the book

‘I think we should petition to have ‘The Tiger who came for a pint’ published in memory of Sean Lock. “It’s gonna sell a million”. #RIPSeanLock #thetigerwhocameforapint’. 

Sean’s death was announced on Wednesday in a statement from his agent Off The Kerb Productions, which said: ‘It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock. He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family.

‘Sean was one of Britain’s finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work, marked him out as a unique voice in British comedy.

RIP: Sean's death was announced on Wednesday in a statement from his agent Off The Kerb Productions, which said: 'It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock. He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family (pictured in 2017)

RIP: Sean's death was announced on Wednesday in a statement from his agent Off The Kerb Productions, which said: 'It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock. He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family (pictured in 2017)

RIP: Sean’s death was announced on Wednesday in a statement from his agent Off The Kerb Productions, which said: ‘It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock. He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family (pictured in 2017)

‘Sean was also a cherished husband and father to three children. Sean will be sorely missed by all that knew him. We kindly request that the privacy of his family and children is respected at this difficult time.’

The comedian, known for his surreal content and deadpan style, was best known as a team captain on Jimmy Carr’s popular Channel 4 comedy panel show and its spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 

Jimmy Carr led the tributes, saying it was ‘brutal news’ and that he was ‘laughing and crying’ while watching clips of Lock today – while his friend Lee Mack, who called him a ‘true original both in comedy and life’.

So sad: Father-of-three Lock, who had two daughters and one son with his wife Anoushka, appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI, and They Think It's All Over - and also wrote and starred in the popular BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High (pictured in 2006)

So sad: Father-of-three Lock, who had two daughters and one son with his wife Anoushka, appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI, and They Think It's All Over - and also wrote and starred in the popular BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High (pictured in 2006)

So sad: Father-of-three Lock, who had two daughters and one son with his wife Anoushka, appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI, and They Think It’s All Over – and also wrote and starred in the popular BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High (pictured in 2006)

Father-of-three Lock, who had two daughters and one son with his wife Anoushka, appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI, and They Think It’s All Over – and also wrote and starred in the popular BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High.

It is not known what form of a cancer Lock had battled, but he previously made a full recovery from skin cancer which he blamed on over-exposure to the sun while working on building sites before he became a comedian.

He previously credited a one-night stand in the 1990s with saving his life, after the woman he was with spotted a black and misshapen patch of skin on his back, which he had removed in hospital and it was diagnosed as cancer.

From building sites to adored comedian, Sean Lock’s journey to stardom

Sean Lock on stage at the 'We Know Where You Live. Live!' event at Wembley in June 2001

Sean Lock on stage at the 'We Know Where You Live. Live!' event at Wembley in June 2001

Sean Lock on stage at the ‘We Know Where You Live. Live!’ event at Wembley in June 2001

Born in Woking, Surrey, the comedy star left school in the early 1980s and began working on building sites but developed skin cancer, which he blamed on over-exposure to the sun. He made a full recovery and focused on a career in comedy.

One of his first professional TV appearances was in 1993, starring alongside Rob Newman and David Baddiel on their signature TV show Newman And Baddiel In Pieces.

He script-edited the 1998 BBC Two series, Is It Bill Bailey? and had his own show on BBC Radio 4 called 15 Minutes Of Misery, which was later expanded into TV series 15 Storeys High.

The show was set in a tower block and centred on a pessimistic character called Vince (played by Lock) and his flatmate Errol, played by Benedict Wong.

In 2005 Lock became a regular team captain on the panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats, a role he held for 18 series.

Between 2006 and 2007 he hosted Channel 4 series, TV Heaven, Telly Hell, in which he invited celebrities to share their own selection of TV’s triumphs and tragedies. Guests on the show included Alan Davies, Johnny Vaughan, David Mitchell, Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas and Nick Hancock.

Speaking at the time, Lock said: ‘I think one of my all-time favourite shows is Catchphrase with Roy Walker. I loved it. I used to like Roy’s restraint, because, for a comedian, the opportunity to take the mick out of some of the ridiculous answers could have been too hard to resist.’

Lock also appeared on panel shows including Have I Got News for You, QI, and They Think It’s All Over. In 2000 he won the gong for the best live stand-up at the British Comedy Awards.  

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