Comedian Ricky Gervais has said he wants his body given to a zoo to be fed to lions when he dies, claiming "I don't care about my body".
We all have ways we like our remains to be disposed of after we die, but most opt for the more conventional option of cremation or burial.
But Gervais, an avid advocate for animal rights, would appear to like to go out in a rather more unusual fashion.
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The actor, best known for being the star of BBC comedy The Office, was appearing on US TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when he shared the unusual idea.
The star even said it would be "brilliant" for the lions to munch his private parts.
The 59-year-old said: "I do not care about my body. Feed me to the lions.
"Like, me just being thrown into the lion's cage at the zoo and people, all tourists, going, 'Is that the bloke from The Office?'. Then they see the lions chewing me.
"I like the idea of two lions eating me and they go for the soft bits first.
"Just two lions just chewing my testicles. Brilliant!"
Being the mane course for some lions is certainly a roarsome idea.
However, it is quite likely the grizzly idea will face quite strong opposition, but luckily Gervais, who is currently promoting the second series of his Netflix show After Life, has a back up idea.
He went on: "I will probably give it to medical science so it does some good. But I like the idea of that as medical students would cut me open and they'd go, 'What the f*** is this, what has he been doing? This is disgusting'."
Both seasons of After Life are currently streaming on Netflix.