PIERS Morgan has paid tribute to Sean Lock after the comedian said he wanted his "ashes spread in the TV hosts's eyes".
He made light of the jibe as he joined celebrities in paying their respects to the 8 Out of 10 Cats star following his death.
Piers shared one of the comic's funniest lines: "If I could have my ashes spread anywhere I wanted, I'd have them spread in Piers Morgan's eyes."
The 56-year-old added: "RIP Sean Lock."
Controversial TV presenter Piers was the butt of Sean's jokes a number of times in the past.
Writing for The Times in 2010, Sean said: "If Piers Morgan were funny, how pleased he’d be with himself.
"He’s the smuggest man on the planet already.
"All he does is sit down and breathe.
"If he could tell jokes, he’d get the first smug-induced hernia."
Piers joined a host of famous faces paying tribute to 58-year-old Sean who has died from cancer.
Fellow comic Jason Manford revealed the text he sent to Sean weeks before his death.
The dad-of-three – who previously battled skin cancer in 1990 – passed away at home surrounded by his family.
He had been "quietly wrestling" with the disease after keeping his lengthy fight out of the spotlight.
The Channel 4 star leaves behind his wife Anoushka Nara Giltsoff and their three children.
Close friend Lee – best known as a Would I Lie To You? panellist – said this morning as the tragic news broke: "I’ve known this day was coming for some time, but it’s no less heart-breaking.
"A true original both in comedy and life. I will miss him so much."
Meanwhile Jon Richardson, Sean's 8 Out Of 10 Cats fellow team captain, said: "I idolised Sean as a comic long before I became a comedian myself and ten years working alongside him didn’t diminish that in the least.
"An incredible comic brain and a truly unique voice."
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