LEGENDARY British comedian Ken Dodd has died aged 90.
The Liverpool born comedian passed away at his childhood home yesterday in the suburb of Knotty Ash, just two days after getting married to Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years.
His wife was at his bedside as he passed away.
The much-loved entertainer was famous for his stand-up shows, his tickling sticks and Diddy Men.
The Liverpool comedian left hospital on February 27 after a six-week stay for a chest infection.
He performed his very last show just a couple of months ago, at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on December 28.
Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the comedian who once entered the Guinness Book of Records for the longest joke-telling session ever – 1,500 jokes in three-and-a-half hours.
Ah, Ken Dodd has died. So happy I got to meet him once, and more importantly, saw him do one of his incredible 5 hour shows. He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30 am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz. A privilege, and a loss. RIP.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) March 12, 2018
RIP Sir Ken Dodd. One of the all time greats. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and most of Saturday.
— Gary Delaney (@GaryDelaney) March 12, 2018
Sir Ken Dodd has died. The last of the 'old school'. It really is the end of an era. RIP. #kendodd
— Marcus Stead (@MarcusStead) March 12, 2018
Goodnight Sir Ken Dodd.
I saw him live 5 years ago, at one of his mammoth 7 hour live shows. He was 85 then, and still at the top of his game.
A true one off. RIP Doddy. #kendodd pic.twitter.com/O71zscFv5h
— Stephanie Hirst (@StephanieHirst) March 12, 2018
Sad news about the death of Ken Dodd. His single ‘Tears’ was the 3rd highest-selling song of the 1960s in the UK. It was only outsold by 2 tunes from The Beatles!
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) March 12, 2018
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