Legendary Fawlty Towers Star Andrew Sachs Has Died
The actor passed away last week
Andrew Sachs, who was renowned for playing Manuel, the Spanish waiter from Fawlty Tower, has passed away aged 86.
The actor's wife, Melody, revealed that he died last week, on November 3, in a care home after a four-year battle with vascular dementia.
Sachs as Manuel:
Some words from his Fawlty Towers co-star, John Cleese:
Just heard about Andy Sachs. Very sad....— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 1, 2016
I knew he was having problems with his memory as his wife Melody told me a couple of years ago...
...and I heard very recently that he had been admitted to Denham Hall,but I had no idea that his life was in danger. A very sweet gentle...— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 1, 2016
...and kind man and a truly great farceur.I first saw him in Habeas Corpus on stage in 1973.I could not have found a better Manuel. Inspired— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 1, 2016
If media folk need more, I wrote the foreword to his book a couple of years ago,which apparently 'moved him to tears'— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 1, 2016
Going onstage now...
He will be long-remembered with great fondness.
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