Former FAWLTY TOWERS director Bob Spiers has died aged 63 following a long illness.
The Glasgow-born star began his career as an assistant floor manager before becoming one of British television's most revered sitcom directors.
Spiers directed episodes of a number of popular comedy series including Fawlty Towers, Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders, and Dad's Army, and was also behind the camera for the Spice Girls' movie Spice World in 1997.
Spiers died in Devon, England, surrounded by his family, but until recently had been living in Acapulco, Mexico. Further details about the cause of death were not available as WENN went to press.