It has been revealed that Terence Beesley, the husband of British actress Ashley Jensen, passed away at the end of November from unknown causes.
A spokesperson for Ashley, who is currently starring in BBC drama Love, Lies and Records, says that she is “devastated”.
“Ashley is devastated and respectfully asks for privacy for her, her young child and the family at this extremely sad and difficult time.”
Terence’s spokesperson added, “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that Terence passed away at the end of November.”
Terence, 60, was found unconscious in their family home in Camerton, Somerset, at the end of last month. Paramedics arrived 10 minutes after emergency services were called, but Terence was pronounced dead at the scene.
The causes of his death are still unknown and an inquest won’t be concluded until next year.
Ugly Betty and Extras actress Ashley, 48, and Terence met in 1999 during a theatre production of King Lear in London.
Born to Irish parents, Terence’s acting career began in the 1980s with appearances in films, TV shows and on stage. His credits include EastEnders, The Bill, Casualty and Midsomer Murders. He most recently appeared in ITV’s Victoria and BBC One’s adaptation of War & Peace.
Ashley found fame in her role in Extras, in which she played Maggie Jacobs alongside comedian Ricky Gervais. After successfully auditioning for US sitcom Ugly Betty, Ashley relocated to California with Terence. The couple married in America in 2007.
Ashley and Terence then moved back to the UK following the birth of their son, Francis, who is now eight years old.
Ashley recently spoke about wanting to work alongside her husband again, but said “childcare would be a bugger”.
The death is said to be unexpected and that the couple’s family and friends are devastated by the news. Ashley is said to be at home comforting their son.