Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs has died aged 86

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Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for playing Manuel on Fawlty Towers, has sadly died at the age of 86.

According to reports, the much-loved actor passed away in a care home last week after a four year battle with dementia.

His burial took place on Tuesday. His widow, Melody Sachs, spoke to the Daily Mail about his passing:

“He never once grumbled.It wasn’t all doom and gloom, he still worked for two years. We were happy, we were always laughing, we never had a dull moment. He had dementia for four years and we didn’t really notice it at first until the memory started going. It didn’t get really bad until quite near the end. I nursed Andrew, I was there for every moment of it.”

Though best known for his role as the put-upon waiter in John Cleese’s iconic 70s sitcom, Sachs also appeared in Coronation Street, Are You Being Served? and the 2012 movie Quartet.

Sachs also hit headline news eight years ago when he became embroiled in a controversial prank phone call by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross.

Sachs is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

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