Sykes, who has worked with the likes of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Tony Hancock, had a short battle with illness before his death.
His manager, Norma Farnes, confirmed this morning: “Eric Sykes, star of TV, stage and films, died peacefully this morning after a short illness. His family were with him.”
Sykes is best known for his TV work in the 1960s and ’70s including his work with Hattie Jacques in Sykes and a Big Big Show and Sykes.
He also provided voiceovers for children’s series Teletubbies.
Source: Digital Spy