MUMBAI: Well-known British comedian Eric Sykes expired
yesterday; he was 89.
was one of the most popular comic actors of his generation
having appeared in shows in London's West End into his
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. He appeared in the Sykes
and a sitcom about a brother and sister living together
in west London, which ran in the 1960s and 1970s. He
went on to write and act in theatre shows and films
including an appearance in The Others starring Nicole
Kidman and also in the Harry Potter film Harry Potter
and the Goblet of Fire.
Sykes also wrote scripts for Peter Sellers and other
major British actors. TV star and former Monty Python
member Michael Palin said Sykes was "one of the
nicest, most decent men in the business and one of a
was survived by his wife, Eith Eleanore Milbrandt, and
his four children.