Ricky Gervais says Robin Williams was a lovely man. Gervais gained a lot of fame when he was seen on the television series The Office, and the fifty three year old has paid his tribute to the late star, as he has described the Mrs. Doubtfire star as ”one of the loveliest men” he’s ever met. The English comedian had been saddened with grief when he heard the tragic news that the sixty three year old took his own life on Monday August 11, 2014.
Gervais and Williams both appeared in ‘Night at the Museum’ movies saying his wonderful sense of hunour is something he will never forget. During an interview on ‘This Morning, the former ‘Office’ actor said:
”It’s really sad, he’s one of the loveliest men I’ve ever met. ”Even when he wasn’t well, he would just try his best to make you laugh – you could see it was a chore, almost, but he’d absolutely love it.”
Gervais, says Williams was always passionate about comedy and especially new comics. He recalled:
”I did a benefit gig with him (Robin) and there were loads of new comedians that we hadn’t heard of, and he spent the whole night at the side of the stage watching them – you could hear him laughing louder than anyone – and they were just blown away. He was a legend. Amazing. It’s really sad.”
Other stars also send their tributes,
Ben Affleck – who starred alongside Robin in ‘Good Will Hunting’, the film Ben co-wrote with Matt Damon and which earned the late star the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor – wrote on Facebook: ”Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made [Matt Damon] and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams. (sic)”