Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

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Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, who played hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in the BBC sitcom, has died aged 86, his family has confirmed.

The actor died on 23 November and was buried on Thursday, according to an interview with his wife Melody in the Daily Mail.

She told the newspaper that Sachs was diagnosed with dementia four years ago.

On his role of Manuel, Sachs said in 2014: “It was just a part I was playing and people seemed to laugh.”