JUST IN: Fawlty Towers’ ‘clumsy waiter’ dies aged 86

The man who played waiter, Manuel, in popular British TV show Fawlty Towers, has died at the age of 86.

Andrew Sachs secretly battled with dementia for four years before he passed away in a care home last week.

Mr Sachs appeared in the sitcom alongside John Cleese in the 70’s.


He moved to Britain from Germany in 1938 and had a long TV, radio and stage career starring in Dr Who, Casualty and Radio 4’s adaptation of Jeeves and Wooster.

His wife Melody told the Daily Mail “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” she said.