RIP Ab Fab’s Justin, and 1 Girl 5 Gays’ Santos
By Matthew Breen
Actor Christopher Malcolm (above) died February 15 at age 67. Christopher Malcolm was known to gay American audiences primarily for his portrayal of Justin, the gay ex-husband of Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and father to Saffron (Julia Sawalha) on Absolutely Fabulous.
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he originated the role as Brad Majors in the London’s Royal Court Theater stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and later co-produced a 1990 revival. He also had small roles in The Empire Strikes Back, and Labyrinth.
He is survived by his wife, actress Judy Lloyd, and daughter Morgan.
Matthew Paul Santos, known as “Santos” on MTV Canada’s 1 Girl 5 Gays reality TV show, died on Feb. 8 at the age of 27. No public announcement of his death was made until after a funeral Mass on February 14 in Toronto.
SDGLN reports, “A funeral Mass was held on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Toronto. His death is shrouded in mystery, and the cause of death has not been announced. Fans questioned on Facebook why the public was not informed about his death until after his funeral was over. Santos was survived by his boyfriend and his family, according to the TV show.”