UK comic actor Eric Sykes has died

July 5, 2012 • Entertainment

FILE This Tuesday, June 7, 2005 file photo shows Veteran English comic actor Eric Sykes after receiving his CBE (Commander of the British Empire) award from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II at a Buckingham Palace investiture, in London. Eric Sykes, the widely-acclaimed British comedy actor and writer, died Wednesday July 4, 2012 morning after a short illness. He was 89. Sykes was one of the most popular comic actors of his generation, appearing in shows in London’s West End into his 80s. He began his career writing scripts for BBC shows, co-writing 24 episodes of the classic radio comedy “The Goon Show” with the late Spike Milligan. Login to read more

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