Comedian Sir Ken Dodd Dies Aged 90

Comedian Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, his publicist has said.

The Scouse comedian had recently undergone treatment for a chest infection at hospital, forcing him to cancel all dates on an upcoming tour. He was released just days ago.

The comic married his partner of 40 years Anne Jones on Friday at the home they shared.

Sir Ken Dodd and his wife Anne Jones. Credit: PA
Sir Ken Dodd and his wife Anne Jones. Credit: PA

His publicist Robert Holmes said: "To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats. There is no-one else that comes close.

"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.

"With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety.

"He was a comedy legend and a genius."

Speaking about the recent wedding, 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.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"It's a love story to beat them all."

"They got the registrar and were married in the house. He died two days later on Mother's Day.

"Anne is obviously very upset."

Tributes have begun to pour in for the legendary star:

Dodd's career spanned over six decades, and he was knighted in 2017 for services to entertainment and charity.

He got himself into the Guinness Book of Records after telling a whopping 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours.

Source: BBC

Featured Image Credit: PA

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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