British comic actor Eric Sykes dies aged 89

Eric Sykes, one of Britain’s best-loved comedians who forged a career in entertainment by writing for others, has died, his manager said on Wednesday. He was 89. In a career spanning over 50 years he was a regular collaborator on the popular 1950s radio comedy program ‘The Goon Show’ and became a leading personality after starring in his own television series, ‘Sykes and a…’ in the 1960s.