Who is Sean Lock's wife? Comedian dead at 58, leaving spouse Anoushka behind

Sean Lock was 58 when he died on Wednesday, August 18, after suffering from cancer

                            Who is Sean Lock's wife? Comedian dead at 58, leaving spouse Anoushka behind
Sean Lock performs live on stage during the sixth and final night of a series of concerts and events in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Comedian Sean Lock died on Wednesday, August 18, after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 and died while being 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. Sean was also a cherished husband and father to three children. Sean will be sorely missed by all that knew him,” his talent agency, Off the Kerb Productions, said.

Lock was known for stand-up comedy and his role on the Channel 4 panel show, ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’, in which he worked for over a decade. He was also honored with the British Comedy Award in 2000 in the category of Best Live Comic. Paying homage to him, Lock’s close friend and comedian Lee Mack said: “I think the appeal of him as a viewer was that it felt like you were with your mate down the pub and he was making you laugh. I was one of the lucky few that was that mate down the pub and he was making me laugh. A lot. More than almost anyone I’ve ever known.”


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Who is Sean Lock's wife?

Lock was born on April 22, 1963, in Chertsey, UK. After leaving school at the beginning of the 1980s, he started working on building sites. However, after getting skin cancer, which he blamed on excessive sun exposure, he left his job and started focusing on comedy. One of his first professional TV appearances was in the early 1990s on Rob Newman and David Baddiel’s show ‘Newman and Baddiel in Pieces’.

Comedian Sean Lock performs on stage on the first night of a series of concerts and events in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust organised by charity Patron Roger Daltrey, at the Royal Albert Hall on March 27, 2006 in London, England (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

According to reports, Lock was married to Anoushka Nara Giltsoff for years and the couple shared three kids together. However, the exact date of their marriage is not known. The pair had their first child, a daughter, in 2004, a second daughter born in 2006, and a son in 2009. Giltsoff was born in February 1973, which makes her ten years younger than her late husband. As per Mirror, she is a businesswoman.

Lock was known to keep his personal life low key, but he sometimes shared how thankful he was to his wife for taking care of his family. He had once said, “My partner Anoushka is excellent about sun protection, and if it's hot, she makes sure she puts SPF50 cream on the children before they step out of the house.”

Comedian Sean Lock watches the evening session on day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 4, 2012, in London, England (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

In a 2010 interview, Lock also explained the strategy he and Giltsoff follow to maintain a work-life balance for themselves and their family. He told TimeOut, “Every time I come back me and the wife have arguments and I fall out with the kids. The problem is she doesn't know anything about how hard my job is and likewise I've forgotten how hard her job is. That's the hard bit, but you get over it. Recently my wife said, the best thing to do when you come back is just shut the f**k up. Don't say anything. Don't get involved. Know your position. You're the lowest in the family; you're right behind the baby on the list of important things. Stay there. And strangely, that worked.”

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