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The Real Story Of Kevin McGee And Matt Lucas

by | 7th, October 2009

KEVIN McGee has died. He was briefly married to Matt Lucas, the TV star. And the media goes to work giving the dead man’s life meaning. Yesterday, Mr McGee was “Little Britain Star Matt’s Ex Found Dead” – today he is front-page news. The next biggest thing to a celebrity dying is someone who once knew a celebrity dying:

“The tragic truth behind suicide of Little Britain star’s husband” – Daily Mail

“Why Matt’s ex killed himself” – Daily Mirror

“Lucas ex blew £2million on drugs and booze” – Daily Star

“Matt’s battle of get ex off coke” – The Sun

The story is not about Kevin McGee, of course, it’s about Matt Lucas.

Well, he might not even be about him, as the Star scurries around for some stardust and delivers:

Telly presenter Davina McCall, 41, yesterday sent Matt a message on Twitter saying: “Hello, it’s Davina here. Someone on Twitter told me you were having a tough time so I’m sending you a hug.”

But what about Lucas. Is he ok? The Sun knows:

The Little Britain funnyman, 35, was last night in a “black hole of despair” after former civil partner Kevin McGee, 32, hanged himself.

He’s in a black hole of despair or the man who killed himwelf is? At least Lucas is not alone:

The distraught comic refused to leave his apartment in the centre of the capital. Little Britain co-star David Walliams, 38, spent hours comforting him behind drawn curtains yesterday. Last night he and comic Jimmy Carr, 37, nipped out to fetch him a Chinese. Dale Winton also dropped by with a condolence card.

The Express adds more celebrity mourners:

COMEDIAN Matt Lucas was being comforted by his Little Britain co-star David Walliams yesterday after his former partner Kevin McGee was found hanged.

The stars are there for Matt Lucase, as is the Mirror which delivers this charming headline to comfort him:

Matt Lucas: Ex husband Kevin McGee ‘killed himself after discovering Little Britain star had found new love’

The story – added by “MATT DIED OF A BROKEN HEART” – is based on the opinion of a namesless source:

A friend of Kevin’s said last night: “It seems he just couldn’t get over the fact there could be someone else in Matt’s life.

But the pick of the headlinse is with the blog SameSame, which learns of a man who hanged himself and tells its readers:

Little Britain Star ‘Floored’

How’s that for a tribute?

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