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Andrew 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."
 "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."
Mrs Sachs told the Daily Mail that she had suffered from stress while caring for her husband and had collapsed, but "got over it real quick".
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.
In 2008 the actor was the victim of a cruel prank in which Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand made an obscene calls to him in which they joked about Brand sleeping with Sachs's granddaughter Georgina Baillie.
Sachs said in 2014 he was still “disgusted” by the incident.
During an interview with BBC Breakfast to coincide with the release of his autobiography, Sachs appeared to take a side swipe at Ross, calling him "the other one", and said their apologies meant nothing because the cruel joke went on and on. He told BBC Breakfast: “They broadcast it and it was filthy, not funny, nothing, it was disgusting.”
He added: “Russell Brand and the other one didn’t think it was disgusting at all, they thought it was very funny.”
While Brand resigned from his job in the wake of the scandal which caused a nationwide furore, Ross was suspended for three months before quitting the BBC. The pair have since both publicly apologised and expressed regret over their behaviour on the radio show.
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Re: Andrew Sachs, the much loved Fawlty Towers actor, dies aged 86
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 03:45:06 am »
clicking the link gives you the same result.  Did your OCD kick in this morning, CM?

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