Stars pay tribute to Andrew Sachs
Andrew Sachs has died at the age of 86 following a four-year battle with dementia, sending friends, fellow performers and fans of his work into mourning.
The actor is best remembered for his comedy role in sitcom Fawlty Towers, with many of those paying tribute to his work as character Manuel.
Comedian and actor Sanjeev Bhaskar was sad to hear the news.
Tony Robinson had fond memories of him.
So sad that Andrew Sachs has died. A true friend and a kindred spirit. I still have the wonderful baby pictures he took of my children. RIP.— Tony Robinson (@Tony_Robinson) December 1, 2016
Cornetto Trilogy director Edgar Wright added his thoughts.
RIP Andrew Sachs who spun comic gold as Manuel in 'Fawlty Towers'. pic.twitter.com/nutlKpxK52— edgarwright (@edgarwright) December 1, 2016
Samuel West paid tribute.
Farewell #AndrewSachs. Creator of one of our most beloved EU migrants. Such warmth and wit; impossible to think of him without smiling.— Samuel West (@exitthelemming) December 1, 2016
Amanda Abbington had a simple tribute to the star.
'He's from Barcelona...' #AndrewSachs— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) December 1, 2016
Andrew also made more recent appearances in Coronation Street and EastEnders, and voiced a character in the film adaptation of Alice Through The Looking Glass earlier this year.