Death comes to us all eventually and many people react differently to the sad but inevitable truth.

Some are terrified of the thought, others take it on the chin and accept that we can’t escape it.

In an interview with Scottish-Australian journalist Charles Wooley during 60 Minutes Australia, Ricky Gervais shares his thoughts.

He discusses the meaning of life and the idea of death, which links back to his hit Netflix show After Life.

Written by Gervais himself, After Life centres around Tony, a man whose life is turned upside down after his wife dies from breast cancer.

After contemplating suicide, he decides to keep punishing the world for his wife’s death by saying and doing what he wants.

In the interview, Wooley asks Ricky what would death be like when it comes.

Ricky responds: “Well, the best thing about death is that you won’t know about it.

“It’s like being stupid, it’s only painful for others, so I’m not bothered by it, I don’t care about being dead.”

One thing Ricky Gervais does say he’s scared about is how he will actually die.

He explains: "We do ponder the universe, and it always comes back to us, it always comes back to us you know?

“Why are we here? Well we just are. The chance of us being born, that sperm hitting the egg, is 400 trillion to 1.

“We’re not special, we’re just lucky.”

In the interview, Ricky also tells Wooley how making people laugh is such a privilege for him.

He says: “It’s not saving lives like a doctor, we just want to get through life and think it was worth living.

“I’m optimistic because I think logic, science and kindness will win over this fear and irrational return to the dark ages.”

When asked about death in general, his blunt but fair response has a lot of sense to it, albeit a little brutal.

He says: “We’re gonna die. Everyone we know is gonna die. We’re all going to be dead.

“That’s it. Parties don’t last forever. Nor should they. People would hate to live forever, they’d hate it.”

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