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On learning of the death of Sir Antony Sher, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said:

I am deeply saddened by the news of Sir Antony Sher’s death.

As the President of the Royal Shakespeare Company, I had the great joy and privilege of knowing him for many years, and admired him enormously for the consummate skill and passion he brought to every role. My most treasured memory of him was as Falstaff in a brilliant production of Greg Doran’s. I feel particularly blessed to have known him, but we have all lost a giant of the stage at the height of his genius.

My heart goes out to Greg Doran and to all at the R.S.C. who will, I know, feel the most profound sorrow at the passing of a great man and an irreplaceable talent.