Andrew Sachs Dies at 86
86-year-old Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs died following his battle with dementia, which lasted four years.
According to wife Melody Sachs, Sachs suffered from vascular dementia. He was first diagnosed in 2012 and spent eight months in a nursing home facility. After suffering from intense pneumonia, Sachs lost his capacity to speak, a common characteristic of people suffering from the disease. Mrs. Sachs said she had the best life with her husband and no one should feel sorry for her loss. Despite his long battle with dementia, Sachs remained positive until the end of his life. Friends of Sachs in the film industry describe him as a hilarious and extraordinary person. He started his acting career on BBC radio and later captured our hearts when he played Manuel in John Cleese’s comedy series Fawlty Towers.
We at Peck Ritchey, LLC expresses our sincerest condolences to the family of Andrew Sachs. May his soul rest in eternal peace.