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Eric Sykes has died


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We have lost a comic Genius and a Legend - made everyone laugh and never failed to so in a age when you did not have to use Rude words or insult everyone just to get a cheap laugh - very sad day for the people of Oldham and the people of this Island - RIP Eric like I said a comic legend.

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The fact that in later years he worked mostly by lip reading because of his profound deafness is remarkable. A very funny man, brilliant scriptwriter and never resorted to cheap laughs.

 

RIP Eric. A genius that Oldham can be proud of.

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It is worth noting that he was also registered blind too, and had been partially sighted for over 20 years as well as deaf.

Before his sight went, he used to wear glasses with no lenses, possibly incorporating or hiding his hearing aid.

 

He lived in Coldhurst Ward and went to Ward Street School, so being a Latics supporter went with the territory.

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