Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

Publicist of famous Comedian Ken Dodd had announced the death of  Sir Ken Dodd.

“Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married” his publicist has announced

“He passed away in the home that he was born in over 90 years ago. He’s never lived anywhere else. It’s absolutely amazing.” He was born in, in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash, His wife was at his bedside when he gave up the ghost.

On Friday, he wedded Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years and an announcement was due to go out later this week about the marriage. The star, famous for his epic stand-up shows, as well as his Diddy Men and tickling stick, died on Sunday in the home he was born just days after leaving hospital.

The Liverpool comedian left hospital on February 27 at the end of a six-week stay for a chest infection

His publicist Robert Holmes noted “To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats.

“With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety. He was a comedy legend and genius,” he said.

Mr Holmes added: “He asked Anne if she wanted to marry. They got the registrar and were married in the house on Friday.

“He died two days later on Mother’s Day. Anne is obviously very upset. They had been together for 40 years. It’s a love story to beat them all.”

Dodd continued to perform right through to his later years, bringing the energy and stamina of a man half his age to his manic routines.

Even when he was taken to hospital for a “minor operation” on New Year’s Eve in 2007, it came just hours after completing a four-hour sell-out gig at Liverpoool’s Philharmonic Hall.

But behind the hair, teeth and offbeat humour dwelt a mass of contradictions and insecurities.

Tributes to the star began in the early hours of the morning on Monday, as comedians mourned the loss of a great.


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