Tracey Ullman has lost her true partner in sketch comedy hilarity.
Allan McKeown, the Emmy winner's producer husband of 30 years, died on Tuesday at their Los Angeles home. He was 67 and had battled prostate cancer, according to reports.
McKeown, who hailed from England like his wife, cocreated her Emmy-winning HBO series Tracey Takes On... and her more recent Showtime series Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, both of which featured Ullman perfectly at home playing multiple characters.
After training as a hairdresser with Vidal Sassoon in London and running his own salon, McKeown broke into TV production in the late 1960s, largely making commercials in his native Britain.
He and Ullman married in 1983, four years before she broke through stateside on Fox's The Tracey Ullman Show, and they went on to split their time between Los Angeles and the U.K.
Tracey Takes On... won the Emmy in 1997 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series, an honor shared by the couple as cocreators and producers.
The Daily Mirror reported in 2006 that Ullman was Britain's wealthiest comedian, with a net worth of more than $120 million.
In addition to helping his wife realize her visions, McKeown also produced the 2004 Olivier-winning musical Jerry Springer The Opera, and the following year teamed with Yoko Ono to produce Lennon the Musical, which opened on Broadway.
McKeown is survived by Ullman and their two children, daughter Mabel and son Johnny.