Matt Lucas’s ex-husband Kevin McGee hangs himself after leaving Fb suicide observe
The previous husband of Matt Lucas has been discovered lifeless in his flat after hanging himself.
Kevin McGee, 32, who divorced the Little Britain star ten months in the past on the Excessive Courtroom, was discovered at his dwelling after writing a suicide observe on the social networking web site Fb.
McGee, a TV producer, posted the message: ‘Kevin McGee thinks that demise is a lot better than life.’
He’s thought to have develop into deeply depressed over the previous few months after breaking apart with the comic, and mates reported that his drug-taking had spiralled uncontrolled.
Heartbreak: Matt Lucas is claimed to be ‘totally destroyed’ after studying ex-partner Kevin McGee dedicated suicide by hanging himself. Lucas and McGee are seen right here after their civil partnership ceremony in 2006
Remaining message: McGee’s Fb web page
The couple had been collectively for practically six years after they introduced their break up in June 2008.
Police broke into McGee’s flat within the Bruntsfield district of Edinburgh at 8am yesterday and he was discovered hanged.
The ominous message had been posted lower than 4 hours earlier, at 4.26am – after which a fearful pal alerted the police.
Matt Lucas, 35, was mentioned to be ‘totally destroyed’ by the information and was being comforted by shut pal and comedy associate David Walliams at his dwelling in Marylebone, London.
He was too devastated to remark final evening and didn’t attend an awards ceremony the place he and Walliams have been attributable to make a visitor look.
Till additional discover, he has additionally pulled out of West Finish play Prick Up Your Ears during which he’s starring.
A pal of Lucas and McGee mentioned: ‘Matt was floored when he heard the information.
‘He all the time beloved Kevin regardless of their variations and their tough marriage.’
Happier occasions: The couple on the pantomime-themed reception for his or her civil partnership however they introduced their break up in 2008
Only a week earlier, McGee had appeared constructive, writing on the identical web site: ‘Kevin thinks there’s nothing he cannot face… apart from bunnies.’
When the couple first met in a nightclub – earlier than Lucas was well-known – McGee labored for Carbon Media, a department of a bigger tv firm known as Princess Productions.
They married in December 2006 in a flamboyant pantomime-themed ceremony at Residence Home, a personal members’ membership in central London.
Friends together with Sir Elton John, Paul O’Grady, Barbara Windsor and Courtney Love joined the couple for a lavish social gathering afterwards dressed up as their favorite nursery rhyme characters.
However simply 18 months after the ceremony, the connection broke down when McGee admitted his unreasonable behaviour had brought about an irretrievable breakdown of their relationship.
McGee typically spent giant quantities on cocaine and Lucas paid for him to attend rehab.
One pal mentioned: ‘Kevin discovered it actually tough to take care of Matt’s fame. Being thrust into the world of A-list events and free booze was onerous.
Deep in thought: Matt and Kevin in June final yr – the month they introduced their break up after six years collectively
‘Matt is a fairly down-to-earth man and by no means touches medication. Cracks began to point out within the marriage as a result of as a lot as Matt beloved Kevin, he could not take care of his behaviour.’
He added: ‘They’d terrible rows. Ultimately, Matt simply mentioned he could not take care of it any extra.’
McGee, who was finding out for a level, didn’t seem suicidal in response to a neighbour.
‘A month in the past, he bought a labrador pet. He appeared a pleasant man with no indicators of any apparent issues. He by no means talked about Matt Lucas.’
In what grew to become the primary movie star homosexual divorce, Excessive Courtroom District Decide Caroline Reid granted a ‘quickie’ decree within the 75-second lengthy listening to.
Lucas employed Mishcon de Reya, the identical solicitors initially utilized by Heather Mills in her divorce from Paul McCartney.
Matt Lucas celebrates with shut pal David Walliams final week on the Prick Up Your Ears after-party
McGee was mentioned to have acquired about £1.8million from the settlement however, in response to a pal, nonetheless had unpaid payments and could not even afford to pay for his cell.
Among the many characters performed by Lucas on Little Britain are the teenage chav Vicky Pollard – catchphrase ‘Yeah however, No however’ – and Daffyd, the Solely Homosexual In The Village.
Lucas, who’s now seeing another person, has been away filming a US model with co-star Walliams, which has meant he has not often seen McGee just lately.
Final month, he admitted to a homosexual paper that the break-up had been tough.
He mentioned: ‘I am in a a lot better place than I used to be. Time is a good healer.’
Final evening, a Lothian and Borders police spokesman confirmed: ‘Police have been known as to an handle in Bruntsfield Gardens, at 8am, the place they discovered the physique of a 32-year-old man.’