Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd, dies at the age of 90

Sir Ken Dodd, the Creator of the Diddy men, and one of the most popular comedians of his time, died at the age of 90.

The Liverpool legend was recently released from the hospital, after six weeks of treatment for a chest infection.

On Friday, he had married Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, in your house, the same one he grew up in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash.

“In my eyes he was one of the last music hall greats”, his publicist, Robert Holmes, said.

Sir Ken was famous for his very long stand-up shows, with which he toured until last year – along with his Diddy men and tickling stick.

“He died in the apartment, which he was born, in about 90 years. He’s never been anywhere else. It is absolutely amazing.”

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Sir Ken was a comedian, since 1954, and born the son of a coal-merchant in the year of 1927.

In the 1960s, he made it into the Guinness book of records for telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours.

After his name in the music halls, his career in radio and television took off when he brought the national appeal to its regional, and perhaps parochial sense of Humor.

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Also famous for his singing of his signature tune happiness was released in the year 1964.

His hit single Tears was the third strongest sales song of the 1960s in the UK, beaten only by two Beatles singles.

Tributes have started to make you pour for Sir Ken, with Irish comic Dara O’briain describe how he was “so happy” to him.

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Fellow Liverpudlian and actress Claire Sweeney said he was a “legend and an inspiration”.

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Sir Ken had directional his first professional gig in 1954 at the theatre Royal, Stockport, but it would be another decade before he made his debut in the West End, the bill at the London Palladium.

In the 1970s and 80s he was a regular face on television and worked to a punishing schedule that he kept during his career, rarely taking a holiday.