By Roxy Simons For Mailonline
Published: 08:39 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 08:39 BST, 2 September 2020
Ricky Gervais revealed he tried not to be a 'burden' for his parents in their final days.
The comedian's mother Eva died in 2000 before he rose to fame on The Office, whilst his father Jerry died two years later, and he told fans that he hoped he didn't give them too much grief in their last days by 'complaining' about things.
Speaking during an Instagram Live Q&A session on Tuesday, the Office star, 59, said: 'My mum died before The Office. I think my dad might have seen one, the first series, he lasted like a year and a half after.
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'I hope they didn't worry about me. I tried not to be too much of a burden. I tried not to complain too much about anything.
'Because of that, I didn't want to burden them. You don't want them to feel... You don't want your parents to worry about you.
'So when they go, "Are you alright?" You go, "Yeah, I'm alright". You don't want to go, "No,