British comedian Ken Dodd dead

British comedian Ken Dodd dead

British comedian Ken Dodd dead

He married Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, on Friday at their home in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash, which was also where he was born.

Sir Ken Dodd was a regular and favourite fixture on the Congress Theatre summer season, playing to sell out houses at the 1,600 seat venue and keeping the audiences laughing into the small hours with shows which often went into five hours or more.

DJ Tony Blackburn wrote: "So sorry to hear that Sir Ken Dodd has died". I Was thrilled you had the best birthday party in Liverpool before you left us. It was around this time that he became interested in show business, after seeing an advert, in a comic, that read: "Fool your teachers, amaze your friends - send 6d in stamps and become a ventriloquist!"

"Then he came back in to ask for the bin and drove off".

And on Channel 5 at 9pm, Terror in the Air is replaced by Ken Dodd: In His Own Words, a documentary about his career featuring an interview with Dodd and contributions from Michael Billington, Miriam Margolyes, Ricky Tomlinson, Roy Hudd, John Birt, Michael Grade and Tim Vine.

Other fellow actors including Lee Mead and Dara O' Briain paid tribute by saying that they were lucky to have had the chance to meet him. 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. "A comedy legend. RIP".

Another news that's going to make fans really sad! His single "Tears" was the 3rd highest-selling song of the 1960s in the UK. It was only outsold by two tunes from The Beatles!

And fellow morning TV personality Piers Morgan described Ken as "one of the greatest comedians Britain has ever produced". "A poignant end to an fantastic life".

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The Diocese of Liverpool said it would be announcing details of Sir Ken's funeral at a later stage.

Sir Ken's publicist Robert Hall previously confirmed that he had passed away, praising him as "one of the last music hall greats".

Lee Mead, who won BBC competition Any Dream Will Do to land the lead role in the West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, said he felt "lucky" to have met Dodd.

"In this world of celebrities clamouring for attention Ken Dodd had this presence that he was an undoubted superstar".

Kate & Jay reflect on his incredible career, and give you info on how you can also pay tribute to a comedy icon today in Liverpool. "A comedy legend. RIP".

In reference to the scouse jester's epic show lengths, comedian Gary Delaney tweeted: "RIP Sir Ken Dodd".

'And, being a Knight of the Realm, there will actually be a marriage announcement in The Times on Tuesday.

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