John Cleese’s Twitter tribute to Andrew Sachs will make you cry

John Cleese is leading tributes to Andrew Sachs, his beloved co-star in Fawlty Towers who died on Thursday, aged 86, after battling dementia. 

Cleese played the bullying hotelier Basil Fawlty, while Sachs took on the role of Spanish waiter Manuel in the sitcom.

He was described by Cleese as a “very sweet, gentle and kind man” and “I could not have found a better Manuel”:

Just heard about Andy Sachs. Very sad….
I knew he was having problems with his memory as his wife Melody told me a couple of years ago…

— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 1, 2016

…and I heard very recently that he had been admitted to Denham Hall,but I had no idea that his life was in danger. A very sweet gentle…

— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 1, 2016

…and kind man and a truly great farceur.I first saw him in Habeas Corpus on stage in 1973.I could not have found a better Manuel. Inspired

— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 1, 2016

On Twitter, people paid tribute by sharing their favourite Manuel moments.

RIP Andrew Sachs who spun comic gold as Manuel in ‘Fawlty Towers’.

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) December 1, 2016

The 2016 exodus continues #RIP #AndrewSachs Farewell beloved Manuel

— Sanjeev Bhaskar (@TVSanjeev) December 1, 2016

I Know Nothing! – Fawlty Towers – Rip Andrew Sachs

— David Hanson (@DavidHansonMP) December 1, 2016

RIP Andrew Sachs.
This year can’t end quickly enough.

— Scot Williams (@scotwilliams) December 1, 2016

Very sorry to hear Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs has died age 86. #RIP #AndrewSachs #MANUEL

— The Royal Butler (@TheRoyalButler) December 1, 2016

R.I.P Manuel #FawltyTowers #AndrewSachs ??

— Andrew Wakely (@druwakely) December 1, 2016

So sorry to hear of #AndrewSachs passing. Happy memories of working with him, a lovely gentle man. Thoughts are with his family

— Vicki Michelle (@vickimichelle) December 1, 2016

RIP Junior Postman Tolliver Groat #andrewsachs

— Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) December 1, 2016


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