Funnyman Ricky Gervais broke down in tears on Friday (03Feb12) 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 Twitter.com 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."