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Andrew Sachs: 1930-2016

2 December 2016 1:07 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Dec 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers legend Andrew Sachs has passed away at the age of 86.

We've got some very sad news to share this morning: Andrew Sachs has passed away. The actor, best known for playing Manuel in Fawlty Towers, died on the 23rd of November and his funeral took place yesterday, Thursday the 1st of December. He had been battling dementia since 2012. 

The tributes have been quick to pour in, with John Cleese taking to Twitter to say, "Just heard about Andy Sachs. Very sad." He described his Fawlty Towers co-star as "A very sweet, gentle and kind man and a truly great farceur." 

"I could not have found a better Manuel. Inspired", Cleese added. Indeed, the Spanish waiter who Sachs played opposite Cleese will go down in history as one of TV's best-loved comedic characters. His famous lines "I know nothing", "eventually" and "que?" are still quoted regularly around the globe. »

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