Gervais In Tears Over Bear’s Death

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February 3, 2012 | 7:26am EST

Funnyman Ricky Gervais broke down in tears on Friday after learning about the death of his sponsored rescue bear.
The Office star is a longtime supporter of Animals Asia and the Moon Bears, and regularly donated money to assist Stan, a bear who was rescued from a farm in Vietnam.

However, the beast passed away recently, and Gervais has been left devastated after hearing of the tragedy.

In a post on his page, he writes, “Woke up to the news that my beautiful rescue bear Stan has died. At least he experienced 2 years of freedom and love.”

Gervais was bombarded with well wishes from fans, and he later added, “All your kind messages made my cry. Thank you RIP Stan the bear.”