Ashley Jensen's husband Terence Beesley took his own life, inquest hears

From BBC - February 13, 2018

The husband of Extras actress Ashley Jensen took his own life at their Somerset home, an inquest has heard.

Emergency services were called to actor Terence Beesley's home in Camerton, near Bath, on the afternoon of 30 November last year.

Avon Coroner's Court heard the 60-year-old was found in a car in his garage.

Coroner Peter Harrowing concluded that his death had been as a result of suicide. The medical cause of death was carbon monoxide toxicity.

'Never forget'

In a statement read out at the hearing, Jensen - whose name was given as Ashley Beesley - said she had been "extremely shocked" by what happened.

The actress had called the emergency services after coming home and finding her husband.

Paramedics tried to revive Beesley, who played Buxton in ITV's Victoria and General Bennigsen in BBC One's War and Peace, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner's court heard.

Jensen said in her statement that she had last spoken to him via ext and email on the afternoon of his death.

She said: "I was extremely shocked by what happened that night and I will never forget it.


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