Matt Lucas comforts Stephen Gately's grieving partner

Wednesday October 28, 2009

Little Britain star Matt Lucas has been offering his support to the partner of late musician Stephen Gately.

The 35-year-old comedian has paid visits to Andrew Cowles at his London home, and the pair reportedly shared dinner together earlier this week.

Matt is likely to be a great source of comfort to Andrew since both are mourning the loss of a loved one.

Just a few weeks ago, his ex-husband Kevin McGee was found dead in his home, prompting friends including David Walliams to rally round.

"It has been devastating for both," a source said. "I suppose Matt has been through a lot in recent weeks and felt he could help."

The popular London-born actor is not the only one who has been offering his help.

Elton John and his partner David Furnish – the pair who introduced Andrew to Stephen – have also been keeping in touch since the tragic passing of the Boyzone star.

Photo: © Rex

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