• Matt Lucas is an English actor
  • He was married to Kevin McGee before they divorced
  • Kevin tragically died 

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 49-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. 

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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 and Kevin McGee pose outside the party following their civil partnership ceremony, London, 2006

Matt Lucas always loved Kevin McGee despite their differences

According to 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.