Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs has left an estimated £92,102 in his will
Sachs, 86, was best known for his role as the hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in the seventies comedy series, constantly berated by his boss Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese.
Figures released by the probate office in Newcastle upon Tyne reveal that he died without a will, leaving an estate totaling £92,102. Under the rules of intestacy, this will go to his widow Melody after a marriage which lasted 57 years.
Andrew Sachs had a long running and successful career on the television, radio and stage, playing roles in the Saint, Doctor Who, Casualty, The History of Mr Polly, as well as a radio version of Jeeves and Wooster.
But he was best known as Manuel in Fawlty Towers, with a bushy moustache and scared eyes – and sometimes the fright was real, as the script often called for Basil to beat him, and he was once badly burned from chemicals producing billowing smoke in a chip pan fire incident.
Andrew was best known for his role as Spanish waiter Manuel in 70s sitcom Fawlty Towers
He received £700 in damages from the BBC.
Sachs was born in Berlin in 1930 and his family fled to London after his Jewish father Hans was arrested by the Nazis in a restaurant, but managed to escape with the help of friends.
Andrew's money has been left to his widow Melody, after a marriage of 57 years Andrew 'Manuel' Sachs dies aged 86 Fri, December 2, 2016
Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs who played the lovable Spanish waiter Manuel has passed away at the age of 86.
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As a teenager, he decided to become an actor, and spent two terms at RADA before national service, and then went into repertory theatre where he met Prunella Scales, who played Sybil Fawlty.
Her married actress Melody Lang in 1960 and adopted her two sons Bill and John a year later.
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Andrew passed away in November 2016 after suffering from Dementia
The couple had a daughter, Kate.
He spent his final days at the private care home Denville Hall and died on November 23 2016.