The former civil partner of Matt Lucas has been found hanged at his home in Edinburgh.

Kevin McGee left a message on his Facebook profile suggesting he wanted to kill himself four hours before police broke into his flat to find his body on Monday morning.

He wrote: “Kevin McGee thinks death is much better than life.

Some friends expressed concern at the statement.

McGee, 32, and Lucas, 35, split up last year. Lucas filed for divorce in October citing unreasonable behaviour.

Friends have said that McGee had a cocaine problem and had been struggling since the couple split up.

One told the Daily Mirror: “All of his friends saw the Facebook messages, we are just devastated we were too late to stop him.

“Kevin had a problem with coke, he had been in rehab in the south coast and London but nothing seemed to help.

“He went to Edinburgh, and tried to take up sport to focus his mind. But he had a relapse, he just couldn’t get over what had happened with Matt.”

Lothian and Borders police confirmed they had been called to a flat in Bruntsfield Gardens at 8am and found the body of a 32-year-old man.