|Year of birth:||1923|
|Died:||4th Jul 2012|
|Wiki Link:||Eric Sykes|
|6 apperances:||2012 | 2010 | 2008 | 2003 | 1998 | 1993|
Sykes: With the Lid On
Eric Sykes, British comedian, has passed away to bring DeathList 2012 its seventh score of the year. Sykes was most famous for his British TV work in the 50's, 60's and 70's including his eponymous BBC show with Hattie Jacques and his 1967 film The Plank which co-starred Tommy Cooper. Despite being virtually deaf, in 1997 he was one of the voices in cult TV classic, Teletubbies. Sykes dies after a short illness aged 89. He made six appearances on DeathList, this year at number 39.