Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais and David Bowie

Ricky Gervais' Tribute to David Bowie: 'I Never Forgot He Was My Hero, Even When He Became My Friend'

Growing up in working-class England, Ricky Gervais idolized David Bowie. Then, once 'The Office' became a hit in the U.K., the two struck up a friendship that lasted more than a decade and resulted in one of Gervais' most hilarious moments on television, when Bowie serenaded his schlubby actor character as a "chubby little loser" in a 2006 episode of the BBC/HBO series 'Extras.'