'Little Britain': The Tragic Death Of Matt Lucas' Ex-Husband Kevin
Little Britain star Matt Lucas got married to TV producer Kevin McGee in 2006. The couple divorced two years later and Kevin McGee took his own life a couple of months later. Get the full story here...
English actor Matt Lucas is best known for portraying a series of hilarious characters on BBC's Little Britain, along with David Walliams. But did you know that the 47-year-old comedian was in a very dark place following his ex-husband's death?
Little Britain: This is the tragic death of Matt Lucas' ex-husband Kevin
Back in the day Matt Lucas found the love of his life: TV producer Kevin McGee. After being together for a few years, they got married in 2006 in a pantomime-themed ceremony in London, including the attendance of Elton John and Courtney Love.
Sadly, two years after getting married, Matt Lucas and Kevin McGee announced their split in June 2008. Nobody thought Kevin would pass away just a couple of months later.
Matt Lucas' ex-husband Kevin was found dead in 2009
In October 2009, Kevin McGee was found at his home in Edinburgh's Bruntsfield district after posting a suicide note on Facebook: "Kevin McGee thinks that death is much better than life." He had reportedly been struggling with depression and was found hanging at the age of 32.
Matt Lucas was "utterly destroyed" by the devastating news; his Little Britain co-star David Walliams was with him at his home to comfort him. Both were set to make a guest appearance at an awards ceremony but Lucas did not show up.
Matt Lucas always loved Kevin McGee despite their differences
According to a Matt Lucas' friend, Kevin McGee had a really hard time dealing with the Little Britain star's fame. However, Matt "always loved Kevin despite their differences and their difficult marriage."
Lucas has been honouring his late ex-husband Kevin over the past few years
Matt Lucas' life has been very difficult since his ex-husband's death. Fortunately, the English actor has been able to get through Kevin's heartbreaking suicide and honours him every chance he gets. "I loved him more than anyone I’ve ever met, and still do," posted Lucas on Instagram.
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This is Kevin John McGee, who died ten years ago today. I loved him more than anyone I've ever met, and still do. He was so funny and silly and clever and kind and handsome and his smile made my heart soar. We were together for nearly six years and he made me the happiest man on the planet. In the end he lost his battle with addiction and depression. I guess some people don't have the armour for this world. I think of him probably a hundred times a day, every day. In truth, I think of little else. I would give anything to see him again and maybe one day I will, but for now I will be grateful for the time we had together and the love we shared. It was like no other.
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The unthinkable has happened. In the space of ten weeks both of my beloved dogs have died. Dear Milo passed away tonight, after a short battle with cancer. He was nearly 13. Thank you to Kevin for insisting we get a puppy, and to Alex and Craig and Jamie and Emily and Edna and everyone who helped me look after him. And apologies if he ever stole your football in the park. There are umpteen punctured, half-eaten footballs at my house, if anyone wants one. Milo, I love you. You and Hob were the greatest friends to me. I'm sorry that you never managed to impregnate your bed. God knows you tried hard enough. Rest easy, you magnificent, beautiful, ridiculous, drooling thing of wonder. You will be forever in my heart xxx