Fawlty Towers actor who played 'Manuel' dies aged 86 after battling dementia

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The much-loved Fawlty Towers actor who rose to fame for his role as Manuel, has died at the age of 86.

Andrew Sachs had been battling dementia for the past four years and died in a care home last week, his widow Melody Sachs said.

He was buried yesterday (NZ time).

"My heart has been broken every day for a long time," Mrs Sachs said, adding that the actor had remained positive to the end.

"I never once heard him grumble."

Andrew Sachs.

Andrew Sachs.

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Mr Sachs, who was born in Germany, had a distinguished career as an actor on screen, radio and stage.

However, he will be most fondly remembered for his role as Manuel in the classic BBC comedy Fawlty Towers.

Sachs, who was born in Germany, had a distinguished career as an actor on screen, radio and stage, but will be most fondly remembered for his role as Manuel in the classic BBC comedy Fawlty Towers.ndrew Sachs, the much loved Fawlty Towers actor famed for his role as Manuel, has died at the age of 86, his wife has announced.

The actor had been battling dementia for the past four years and died in a care home last week, Melody Sachs said. He was buried on Thursday.

"My heart has been broken every day for a long time," she said, adding that the actor had remained positive to the end: "I never once heard him grumble."

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