Matt Lucas has previously paid tribute to his ex-partner, Kevin McGee, who heartbreakingly passed away in 2009. The TV personality, who presents the hit show The Great British Bake Off, shared a photo of Kevin on his Instagram back in October 2019 to tell his followers more about him, writing: "This is Kevin John McGee, who died ten years ago today." Find out more about here...
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The comedian was in a relationship with Kevin until the pair split in 2008, 18 months after they tied the knot. In his tribute, he wrote about how much he adored Kevin, explaining: "I loved him more than anyone I’ve ever met, and still do. He was so funny and silly and clever and kind and handsome and his smile made my heart soar.
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"We were together for nearly six years and he made me the happiest man on the planet. In the end he lost his battle with addiction and depression. I guess some people don’t have the armor for this world. I think of him probably a hundred times a day, every day.
Matt and Kevin were together for nearly six years
"In truth, I think of 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 had together and the love we shared. It was like no other."
Matt shared a touching post about Kevin back in October 2019
Matt pulled out of the West End show Prick Up Your Ears following the news, with a spokesperson telling The Mirror: "Our thoughts are with Matt who we are in constant touch with."
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Matt has previously opened up about his grief to Sunday Times Magazine, saying: "I think people respond in all different ways to grief. I thought I was very conscientious going to a bereavement counsellor and not turning to drink, which I hardly ever do — I probably have six units a year. I’m not going to start smoking again, I’m not going to do drugs. But I ended up eating lots and having lots of sex. That was how I responded. As much as anything I was trying to distract myself."
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