The husband of Extras actress Ashley Jensen took his own life at his home in Somerset, an inquest has heard.
The emergency services were called to the actor Terence Beesley home in Camerton, near Bath, on the evening of November 30 last year.
Avon Coroner’s Court heard the 60-year-old was found in a car in your garage.
Coroner Peter Harrowing concluded that his death had been as a result of a suicide. The medical cause of death was carbon monoxide toxicity.”Never forget”
In a statement read at the hearing, Jensen – whose name was given as Ashley Beesley – said that she had been “very surprised” by what happened.
The actress had called emergency services after arriving home and find her husband.
The paramedics tried to revive Beesley, who played Buxton in the ITV of the Victory, and General Bennigsen on the BBC War and Peace, but he was declared dead at the scene, the coroner’s court heard.
Jensen said in his statement that he had last spoken with him via text and e-mail in the afternoon of his death.
She said: “I was very surprised by what happened that night and I will never forget.
“Terry and I had been together for 18 years, but I had no idea that he was capable of what he did.”
The dr. Sam Robinson, her husband’s GP, said in a statement that the actor had “no past medical history of a mental health problem”.
Mr Harrowing said: “There is no evidence that I heard to indicate why Mr. Beesley was the gesture that he made, but in any case it is not my function to answer the question of why Mr Beesley might have had to act.
“Mr Beesley, he knew that his wife and young son that were not in the house and that he did not want to be bothered… I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Beesley made a deliberate act.”
In his declaration, Jensen -who also starred in the american series Ugly Betty – said she met her husband in 1999, when both performed in a production of King Lear.
They were married in 2007 and their son was born two years later.
Jensen said that her husband was outgoing and had many friends and colleagues.
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