News - December 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86
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Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

Andrew Sachs, best known for his role as waiter Manuel in iconic sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died at the age of 86. 

Sachs, who had been suffering from dementia, died on November 23rd and was buried by his family as a private funeral yesterday (Decemeber 1st).

The actor, who also had recurring roles in both Eastenders and Coronation Street, was best known for his time on Fawlty Towers, where he played bungling Spanish water Manuel, a man who often drew fury from John Cleese's hotel manager character, Basil Fawlty.

Cleese was among those to pay tribute to Sachs, calling him a "truly great farceur", 

A number of other actors have joined Cleese in offering tributes, you can see a selection of them below:

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