Matt Lucas' former civil partner found dead

Tuesday October 6, 2009

Ten months after their divorce, the former partner of Little Britain star Matt Lucas has been found hanged.

Police in Edinburgh broke down Kevin McGee's door at 8am after worried friends alerted them to a desperate message he'd left three hours earlier on Facebook.

It read: "Kevin McGee thinks that death is much better than life".

Comic sensation Matt,35, was said to be "utterly destroyed" by the tragedy. 

"Matt was floored when he heard the news. He always loved Kevin despite their differences and their difficult marriage," a friend told the Sun.

His death comes three years after the couple threw a pantomime-themed wedding party in 2006, attended by Elton John, Will Young and Paul O'Grady.

They divorced in December 2008 over 32-year-old Kevin's problems with substance abuse.

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