The death of Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel in classic sitcom Fawlty Towers, has seen an outpouring of messages in his memory.
John Cleese, who worked closely with him on the show, shared a heartfelt note on the actor's passing.
Just heard about Andy Sachs. Very sad....— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 1, 2016
I knew he was having problems with his memory as his wife Melody told me a couple of years ago...
...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
Sachs passed away last week, however his family kept the news private until Thursday.
Others have also shared their thoughts, including Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright:
RIP Andrew Sachs who spun comic gold as Manuel in 'Fawlty Towers'. pic.twitter.com/nutlKpxK52— edgarwright (@edgarwright) December 1, 2016
Sachs was truly one of the all-time greats. You can watch some of his best moments in the videos above and below.