Manuel dies after dementia battle aged 86.
'FAWLTY TOWERS' star ANDREW SACHS passed away at the age of 86 last week after a battle with dementia, and his funeral took place yesterday (December 1st 2016). The actor was staying in Denville Hall at the time of his death, and was being cared for by his wife Melody.
Andrew Sachs has died at 86
The comedian died on Novemer 23rd after struggling for four years with vascular dementia, of which he was diagnosed in 2012. It's the second-most common form of dementia and saw him become unable to speak and write towards the end of his life. He was in Denville Hall care home, a listed building in London, for his last eight months and suffered from pneumonia three times as a result of his disease.
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The Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay, whose owners Donald and Beatrice Sinclair inspired John Cleese to write 'Fawlty Towers' in the 1970s, is to be demolished.
Cleese, who co-created the legendary comedy series, stayed at the Gleneagles Hotel in 1971 with his ‘Monty Python’ colleagues when they were in the area filming ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’, and he and the rest of the party were flabbergasted at the stony reception he received from the hotel’s owner Donald Sinclair.
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