Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Former husband of Matt Lucas commits suicide

Some very sad news: Kevin McGee, the ex-husband of Little Britain's Matt Lucas, committed suicide by hanging himself. RIP.

UK Daily Telegraph reports:
Kevin McGee, 32, who divorced Matt Lucas (star of Little Britain) last year at the High Court, was found at his home after apparently writing a suicide note on the social networking site Facebook. McGee, a TV producer, is thought to have become deeply depressed over the past few months after breaking up with the comedian, and friends reported that his drug-taking had spiralled out of control. Friends raised the alarm, it was reported in The Sun, after he posted a message on his Facebook site in the early hours of yesterday which read 'Kevin McGee believes death is much better than life' and police broke into his flat in Edinburgh fearing the worst. But by the time officers entered the property he was dead - he had apparently hung himself.

Matt Lucas, 34, was said to be 'utterly destroyed' by the news and was being comforted by close friend and comedy partner David Walliams at his home in Marylebone, London.

Thanks for the tip, Ralph D, from London.