Comedian Eric Sykes dies aged 89

Comedian and actor Eric Sykes has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.

Sykes was best-known for writing and performing in a series of TV sitcoms from the 1950s, including Sykes And A… alongside co-star Hattie Jacques.

He also starred in films including Monte Carlo Or Bust, Absolute Beginners, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines and The Others.

Norma Farnes said: “Eric Sykes, star of TV, stage and films, died peacefully this morning after a short illness.”

She added: “His family were with him.”

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A 45 minute silent film starring Eric Sykes and Tommy Cooper. Also starring Jim Dale, Hattie Jacques, Roy Castle, Bill Oddie, and Jimmy Tarbuck.

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