It's all very sad.
But from what I know. Kay has been ill before, and had leukemia.
He's been ill for a long, long time. The fact he semi-retired barely thirty is a clue.
Also, the constant announcement of projects that never get made, Phoenix series 3, the Max and Paddy Go to Ireland Special, Malachy's Missions...
There's a definite injunction going on.
It reminds when Christopher Lee died. Rumours, days of silence, then the announcement.
But with Lee, the man was 93, he'd had problems recently, no one really was shocked. Kay, on the other hand, if it is true, it's a shock, although he hasn't been well. He looked grave doing Comic Relief, and the short schedules for Car Share...
Cradle to Grave series 2 was delayed, because Kay was "unavailable", Al Murray considered as an alternative, but Danny Baker, "wait tills Peter is able". But Jeff Pope has said that though the scripts are written, it's too late now, and they're unlikely to be made.
Car Share Unscripted has been shot, but it's been delayed. Was supposed to be for Christmas. Apparently, the word is Kay wants to do a Blackstar.