by Emma Cameron
Kevin McGee, ex-husband of Little Britain star Matt Lucas, was found hanged at his Edinburgh flat on Monday after police broke into his home.
Television producer McGee, 32, had updated his facebook status to “Kevin McGee thinks death is better than life” just hours before his sudden death.
Funnyman Lucas has pulled out of his lead role in West End play ‘Prick Up Your Ears’ to grieve for McGee. His part will now be played by understudy Michael Chadwick. Producers of the play released a statement to the press stating that: “Our thoughts are with Matt whom we are in constant touch with.”
In a statement to ‘The Sun’, police said that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding McGee’s untimely death.
“We were called to an address in Bruntsfield Gardens, Edinburgh, at around 8am yesterday morning where a 32 year old man was found dead.”
The former couple met before the major television success of the Little Britain series and wed in a lavish ceremony in December 2006. Lucas was granted a dissolution in October 2008 on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour, specifically his cocaine addiction, by his partner, becoming the first celebrity to divorce a gay partner since same-sex marriages became legal.