"I first saw him in ‘Habeas Corpus’ on stage in 1973," Cleese tweeted. "I could not have found a better Manuel. Inspired."
“Blackadder” actor Tony Robinson also honored Sachs on Twitter. “A true friend and a kindred spirit,” he tweeted.
Comedy writer Edgar Wright tweeted that Sachs “spun comic gold.”
In addition to his role on “Fawlty Towers,” Sachs narrated audio books and appeared on several children’s TV programs. He also appeared in the British soap opera, “Coronation Street” and appeared in 27 episodes.
In 2008, a prank phone call to Sachs by Russell Brand, in which the comedian claimed he'd had sex with the actor's 23-year-old granddaughter, resulted in Brand's resignation and an apology, CNN reported.