BAKE OFF judge Matt Lucas has been a household name for decades and continues to grace our screens.
Matts’ ex-husband Kevin McGee tragically took his own life back in 2009, shortly after the couple’s divorce.
McGee was a TV producer for Carbon Media, a branch of TV company Princess Productions.
Who was Matt Lucas’ husband Kevin McGee?
Kevin McGee worked on shows like The Real Little Britain, Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05, Jump Britain and The Morning After Show.
Kevin and Matt married in December 2006 in a civil ceremony after four years of dating, attended by guests including Paul O’Grady, Courtney Love and Sir Elton John.
But in 2008, they were divorced, just 18 months after their marriage.
The TV producer, who struggled with drug addiction and depression, was found dead in his Edinburgh flat in October 2009 after committing suicide.
His apparent suicide note on Facebook read, “Kevin McGee thinks death is much better than life.”
What did Matt Lucas say about Kevin McGee’s death?
Matt talked about his loss and how people respond to grief in different ways, including addiction.
He explained to Sunday Times magazine: “I think people react very differently to grief.
“I thought I was very conscientious about going to a grief counselor and not drinking, which I almost never do — I probably have six units a year.
“I’m not going to start smoking again, I’m not going to do drugs.
The actor added: “But in the end I ate a lot and had a lot of sex. That was how I reacted. I tried to distract myself as much as possible.”
Doctor Who star Matt said he later developed extreme chills before deciding to leave the UK in 2012.
He continued: “I wanted to build a new life. The first thing (they say) when such a terrible thing happens is not to do anything radical.
“Don’t sell your house right away when someone dies, don’t look for a new job. But enough time had passed for me to think it was now time to move on.
“I thought I should go somewhere warm, so I went to California.”
Has Matt Lucas Remarried?
Matt is no longer married and has been quiet about his love life since his divorce.
It is not known if he is in a relationship.
Matt took to Instagram on the tenth anniversary of Kevin’s death and shared a beautiful photo of his former husband smiling.
He told his followers, “This is Kevin John McGee, who died ten years ago today.
“I loved him more than anyone I’ve ever met, and still do. He was so funny and stupid and smart and nice and handsome and his smile made my heart soar.
“We were together for almost six years and he made me the happiest man in the world. In the end he lost his battle with addiction and depression. I think some people don’t have the armor for this world.
“I probably think about him a hundred times a day, every day. Honestly, I think about little else. I would give anything to see him again and maybe one day I will, but for now I will be grateful for the time we’ve had.” together and the love we shared. It was like no other.”
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