Andrew Sachs is dead! The actor died at 86, after struggling with dementia for the past four years.
Melody Sachs, his wife revealed that the actor died at home last week. Mrs. Sachs, who was his caregiver for the past few years have disclosed that Andrew Sachs was unable to write or speak, because of vascular dementia.
The grieving widow said: “He had the best life, and the best death you could ever have.”
Andreas Siegfried “Andrew” Sachs was born on April 7, 1930, in Berlin Germany. The actor and his family moved to London 1n 1938. Sachs was only 8 years old when the family fled Germany to escape the Nazis. He received a BAFTA nomination for his role in Fawlty Towers. The comical actor enjoyed a long career in the acting industry, along with film and radio. He also did numerous voice-overs for several television shows.
The renowned actor, became famous from his role in the Fawlty Towers, he was best known for his portrayal of Manuel, a hapless Spanish waiter. John Cleese’s and his ex-wife Connie Booth created the show and also starred in it. The Cleese directed BBC sitcom aired from 1975 – 1979.
Sachs was the clueless recipient of John Cleese’s butt jokes;he was loved by the entire nation. He had won the nation’s heart for his role in Fawlty Towers.
The actors catchphrase was, “I know nothing”, as well as his Basil Fawlty’s popular phrase “He’s from Barcelona”. These catchphrases are now timeless classic in British comedy history. The 1970s popular sitcom was regularly voted as one of the best-loved BBC programmes ever made.
Fawlty Towers was declared as one of British popular culture most loved shows. The British Film Institute has also ranked the show number one of the 100 Greatest British Television Programs.
Andreas Siegfried “Andrew” Sachs had a stellar acting career, and will be remembered as one of England’s most accomplished actors.