Ricky Gervais Praises the Late Robin Williams

Posted Wednesday August 13, 2014 4:13 PM GMT

People all over the world have been grieved by the passing of Robin Williams, and English comedian Ricky Gervais had some kind words about the “Mrs. Doubtfire” star during his interview on “This Morning” today (August 13).

The “Office” mastermind gushed about Williams, who died on Monday, calling him “one of the loveliest men I’ve ever met.”

Ricky continued, “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."

"I did a benefit gig with him 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."

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