We hate to start the day on a downer – especially if any poor sod had to wake up to Amanda ‘I’m not homophobic, I just hate gays’ Platell on Lorraine Kelly this morning – but Matt Lucas’s ex-husband, Kevin McGee – who Matt divorced only last year – has been found hanged after leaving a suicide note on Facebook. Which apart from being very modern of him (the Facebook thing. And please, no cries of ‘how inappropriate’ – it’s rather a pertinent fact) is, well, we don’t need to tell you what it is…
The message read, ‘Kevin McGee thinks that death is much better than life.’
Friends say Kevin had been depressed after the split and that his drug-taking had spiralled out of control.
Kevin’s body was found after police broke into his Edinburgh flat yesterday morning.
Matt pulled out of last night’s performance of Prick Up Your Ears in the West End, in which he plays Kenneth Halliwell.