Ashley Jensen’s husband Terence Beesley has been found dead at their family home.
The Extras and Ugly Betty star was married to Beesley for ten years.
He was found unconscious at home.
A spokeswoman for the star said: “Ashley is devastated and respectfully asks for privacy at this extremely sad and difficult time.”
The 60-year-old actor recently appeared in ITV’s Victoria.
An ambulance arrived at their house in Camerton, Somerset, within ten minutes of a frantic 999 call.
Ashley, 48, is now comforting their son Francis, eight.
The cause of Beesley’s death at the end of last month is not certain and an inquest won’t be concluded until next year.
A spokesman for Mr Beesley said: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that Terence passed away at the end of November.”
The couple met in 1999 during a theatre production of King Lear in London.
They married in America in 2007, where Ashley was appearing in US comedy drama Ugly Betty.
Before landing a part in the hit series, Ashley found fame alongside Ricky Gervais in Extras.
She played Maggie Jacobs – the comedian’s long-suffering colleague.