British comic actor and writer Eric Sykes has died, his manager said on Wednesday. He was 89.
In a career spanning more than 50 years, he was a regular collaborator on the popular 1950s radio comedy programme "The Goon Show" and became a leading star after appearing in several hit television series.
"Eric Sykes, 89, star of television, stage and film, died peacefully this morning after a short illness, his family was with him." his manager Norma Farnes told Reuters.