The ex-husband of Little Britain star Matt Lucas, committed suicide in Edinburgh yesterday.
Kevin McGee, 32, who divorced the Little Britain star ten months ago at the High Court, was found at his home after writing a suicide note on the social networking site Facebook. McGee, a TV producer, posted the message: ‘Kevin McGee thinks that death is much better than life.’ He is thought to have become deeply depressed over the past few months after breaking up with the comedian, and friends reported that his drug-taking had spiralled out of control. The couple had been together for nearly six years when they announced their split in June 2008. Police broke into McGee’s flat in the Bruntsfield district of Edinburgh at 8am yesterday and he was found hanged. The ominous message had been posted less than four hours earlier, at 4.26am – after which a fearful friend alerted the police.
Lucas has withdrawn from the play in which he’s appearing.