Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90

Sir Ken said'I have to say in all sincerity that I have been so very well-treated and I can't praise the staff at the hospital too highly. They have been absolutely wonderful

Piers Morgan leads tributes to Ken Dodd, 'one of the greatest comedians Britain ever produced'

Just two days before his death, Dodd married his partner of 40 years, Anne Jones - a move that some say was his final riposte to the taxman, since it means she won't have to pay inheritance tax.

"We would describe him as an old friend", he told the. It's rather sad that he passed away two days after getting married to the love of his life. Anne is obviously very upset.

BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker was also a big fan, commenting: "Growing up I used to love it when Ken Dodd came on the telly".

Speaking to the Daily Echo, his agent, Robert Holmes said of the star who recieved his knighthood and celebrated his 90th birthday in 2017 "greatly appreciates all the support he has been given and continues to receive during his spell of ill-health".

It was in Liverpool where she became a hugely successful fundraiser with the help of the comedian, who died aged 90 yesterday (Sunday). He's never lived anywhere else.

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

"True comedy legend. RIP Sir Ken Dodd", John Bishop, another Liverpool comedian, wrote on Instagram.

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

Dodd was knighted a year ago by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming Sir Ken Dodd.

And with a history of famed four and five-hour shows under his belt, Sandra said staff "knew they would be going home late" when he was on the on the billing.

He said: "He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz". A privilege, and a loss. RIP. He even earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the world's longest ever joke-telling session: 1,500 jokes in three-and-a-half hours, undertaken at a Liverpool theatre in the 1960s.

After making his name in the music halls, his career in television and radio took off.

French paid tribute to Sir Ken with one of his famous jokes, writing on Twitter: "What a wonderful day for sticking a cucumber through your neighbour's letter box and shouting 'the aliens have landed!' Tatty bye Doddy".

It will be available for people to sign from 11.30am today until 5pm, 9am to 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am to 4pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturday.

The Beatles with Ken Dodd in Manchester in 1963. A man who gave us much joy. A legend and an inspiration. I have a lot to thank You for.

And another said: "Thank you for your incredible sense of humour and the laughs you left us with".

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