The final season of Sherlock Holmes as portrayed by Jeremy Brett. His appearance has changed and he will soon die of heart failure. The plan had been to adapt all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories but time is running out for their star icon and Granada decided to end the series when Brett died. These are the last performances from a great British actor who is classed as portraying one of the world's most iconic presentations of Sherlock Holmes. The series was first known as "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, after the title of the collected short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.