Today Britain mourned the loss of one of her best-loved comedians, when the news was announced that Eric Sykes passed away at the age of 89 after a short illness.
Tributes poured in for the funny-man, whose career spanned more than half a century. Sir Bruce Forsyth, Stephen Fry, Mark Gatiss, Russ Abbott and Robin Ince were amongst those who lavished praise upon the man who first found fame in a series of 1950s television sitcoms.
Forsyth told the BBC that Sykes was “one of the greats of comedy in this country” and Stephen Fry Tweeted “Oh no! Eric Sykes gone? An adorable, brilliant, modest, hilarious, innovative and irreplaceable comic master. Farewell, dear, dear man.”Continue Reading