Ricky Gervais shared unhappy information this morning. Ollie, his cat companion of the previous 16 years has handed away after a sudden decline in well being.
Gervais gave the information via social media, writing, “Simply needed to say goodbye to the sweetest little soul I’ve ever identified.”
Although well-known worldwide for his comedy, Gervais’ tenderness for Ollie the cat and all the opposite animals of the world has endeared him to cat lovers in every single place. And followers are heartbroken for Ollie’s devastated dad and mom, with tributes pouring out on social media. Since Gervais and associate, author Jane Fallon, shared the unhappy information of Ollie’s loss of life, ‘RIP Ollie’ has been trending on Twitter.
Jane informed followers Ollie’s passing got here “after a sudden down flip in her well being on the weekend”.
Gervais thanked everybody for his or her care and sort phrases, writing, “A heartfelt thanks for all of your pretty tributes to @myleftfang. I can’t fairly carry myself to reply in the meanwhile, however your kindness could be very a lot appreciated.”
Ollie, a “Meezer” of Distinction
Ollie, quick for Oliver Hardy, and her superstar dad first met in 2003 when Jonathon Ross gifted Gervais the tiny kitten on an episode of his tv present. Gervais had just lately misplaced his cat Colin when Ross stunned him with little Ollie. Upon watching the clip, one can see the moment connection between dad and his new fur child. Fallon is proven too, with glistening eyes and a cheerful smile, saying the child is “beautiful”.
They’ve been a been tightly bonded household ever since that first on-air assembly.
Gervais typically shared photographs of Ollie on his media platforms for his 14 million followers to see. Ollie and Gervais made a dynamic duo of humorous with posts like this one on the way to make “a furry house hopper”.
The pair additionally crusaded for animal rights collectively. Past his comedic methods, Gervais is understood for being an outspoken advocate for our furred, feathered, and scaled pals.
And whereas Ollie loved her appearances on her dad’s feed, the “good, humorous, feisty, stunning” kitty darling additionally has her personal Twitter feed with over 66k followers. Her bio stories, “I’M 3/eight BURMESE, 1/eight SIAMESE, 1/four CORNISH REX, 1/four DEVON REX, half ENGLISH, 1/four FRENCH CANADIAN,1/four IRISH & 100% CAT! TELL ME I’M A GOOD GIRL!”
Oh Ollie, you’re the perfect lady!
Our deepest sympathy goes out Gervais and Fallon on this unhappy second.
Watch as Gervais and Ollie meet for the primary time…