Comedian Ken Dodd has died aged 90
RIP, a comedy legend.
Liverpudlian comedian Ken Dodd has died aged 90, his publicist has confirmed.
It comes after he secretly married Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, on Friday at their home in Liverpool, after he was discharged from hospital following six weeks of treatment for a severe chest infection.
His publicist Robert Holmes told the Press Association: “They got the registrar and were married in the house. He died two days later on Mother’s Day. Anne is obviously very upset. To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats.”
Holmes added: “With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety. He was a comedy legend and genius.”
He was famous for his stand-up shows with his Diddy Men and the tickling stick. He was still performing up until last year.
RIP Sir Ken Dodd, 90.
One of the greatest comedians Britain has ever produced.
Died in the same home in Knotty Ash, Liverpool where he was born & always lived - after marrying his long time love Anne there just two days ago.
A poignant end to an amazing life. pic.twitter.com/hC8fylPwkA
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 12, 2018
Breaking news Sir Ken Dodd has died at the age of 90. Speaking on @GMB @LesDennis says ‘he was the first comedian I ever saw on stage as a child...& thought this what I want to do. He’s been an inspiration to so may comedians’ pic.twitter.com/ywGvmQcTb4
— Charlotte Hawkins (@CharlotteHawkns) March 12, 2018
Morning! Sad news about Ken Dodd but what a great life and lovely man. #RIPKenDodd
— ED JAMES 💙 (@edjames_) March 12, 2018
— PA Entertainment (@PAshowbiz) March 12, 2018