Legendary comic Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

12 March 2018, 07:35

The Liverpudlian hero of stand-up comedy has passed away, just days after marrying his partner of 40 years.

Sir Ken Dodd had been admitted to hospital in previous weeks for a chest infection, but was released to be at home, and on Friday married his long-term partner Anne Jones, who he had been with for 40 years.

He died in the house in which he was born, it was announced earlier on Monday.

Often seen on stage with wiry hair and wielding feather dusters, Dodd was famous for his unusually lengthy performances, which regularly stretched on for many hours. 

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In 2017, Dodd received a knighthood.

Tributes from the world of showbiz have begun to emerge on social media:

Dodd also enjoyed a successful singing career, with his version of 'Tears' being the third highest-selling single of the 1960s in the UK.

Watch Ken and The Beatles having a giggle below: