Comedian Phill Jupitus thanks Dundee shop worker for Sean Hughes gesture

Comedian Phill Jupitus has thanked a Dundee shop worker as he comes to terms with the death of his friend Sean Hughes.

Englishman Phill, who lives with his wife and daughters in Fife, tweeted yesterday afternoon that he found a copy of Sean Hughes’ book The Grey Area in Madigan’s Food Emporium in Castle Street, Dundee.

Tele online reported on Monday that comedian Sean died of suspected liver disease.

Phill, who worked with Sean on BBC quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, tweeted: “In Dundee, found a copy of Sean’s ‘The Grey Area’ in . “The lady at the counter wouldn’t charge me. Thank you.”

The tweet has been liked by more than 2,700 people.

Brian FitzGerald replied: “Typical of the people of Dundee.”

Lorraine Wilson tweeted: “So glad Dundee gave you a hug. Come back soon.”

Amy Robyn added: “What a lovely thing to do and sounds like a good place to visit. And I’m sorry… x”



On Monday, Phill voiced his shock at Sean’s death.

He tweeted: “Today was deeply shocking. I hadn’t seen him much in recent years.

“Last time was in the street in Edinburgh. He was enjoying gigging again.

“We exchanged the standard, ‘We must catch up for a beer sometime’. But, we never did.”

Sean was best known for being a panellist on long-running BBC Two panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks and for starring in his own sitcom Sean’s Show in the early 1990s.

He also appeared on TV programmes including Coronation Street and The Last Detective.

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51 after battle with liver disease