Andrew Sachs, best known for starring as Manuel in iconic British sitcom Fawlty Towers, has passed away at the age of 86. 

According to UK's The Telegraph, the beloved actor died in a care home last week after battling dementia for the last four years. 

He was reportedly buried on Thursday. 

"My heart has been broken every day for a long time," Sachs' wife, Melody Sachs, said.

"I never once heard him grumble."

"It wasn’t all doom and gloom, he still worked for two years.

"We were happy, we were always laughing, we never had a dull moment. He had dementia for four years and we didn’t really notice it at first until the memory started going.

"It didn’t get really bad until quite near the end. I nursed Andrew, I was there for every moment of it."

His portrayal of the fan-favourite spanish waiter in Fawlty Towers between 1975-1979 earned Sachs international acclaim. 

A number of personalities and fans in the entertainment industry have spoken out on Sach's tragic passing, including John Cleese.

"Just heard about Andy Sachs. Very sad… I knew he was having problems with his memory as his wife Melody told me a couple of years ago," Cleese tweeted earlier today. 

"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… 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."