LONDON (AP) — Eric Sykes, a widely-acclaimed British comedy actor and writer, has died after a brief illness. He was 89.
Manager Norma Farnes pronounced Sykes died Wednesday morning with his family around him.
Sykes was one of a many renouned comic actors of his generation, appearing in shows in London‘s West End into his 80s. He began his career essay scripts for BBC shows, co-writing 24 episodes of radio comedy “The Goon Show” with Spike Milligan.
He seemed in “Sykes and a” sitcom about a hermit and sister vital together in west London, that ran in a 1960s and 1970s. He went on write and act in entertainment shows and movies, including an coming in “The Others” starring Nicole Kidman.
Sykes was married to Eith Eleanore Milbrandt and had 4 children.
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