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Comedy legend Ken Dodd dies in United Kingdom aged 90

12 March 2018

Liverpudlian comedy legend Ken Dodd has died aged 90. He is well known for his very long live shows, which could start as early as 7pm but not end until after midnight.

His publicist Robert Holmes said: "To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats.He passed away in the home that he was born in over 90 years ago".

Tributes for Sir Ken flooded in this morning, with Liverpool comedian John Bishop writing on Instagram: "True comedy legend".

Dodd asked Jones if she wanted to marry and they tied the knot in the house on Friday, Holmes said. "Anne is obviously very upset".

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It was after Dodd was discharged from Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital less than a fortnight after being treated for a severe chest infection that he tied a knot. "RIP Sir Ken Dodd".

Even when he was taken to hospital for a "minor operation" on New Year's Eve in 2007, it came just hours after completing a four-hour sell-out gig at Liverpoool's Philharmonic Hall.

Sir Ken had been a comedian since 1954 and was born the son of a coal merchant in 1927. "And the kindness and, dare I say it, affection I have been shown has been absolutely wonderful".

Those who worked with him also looked back with fondness.

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British veteran entertainer Sir Ken Dodd poses with his medal after he was appointed a Knight Bachelor (knighthood) at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, March 2, 2017.

The comedian received knighthood previous year.

Having clocked up 35 years in showbusiness, Dodd told the court: "Since I am stripped naked in this court, I might as well tell you the lot".

He was under 23-day trial in the year 1989 for eight counts of tax fraud spanning 15 years and which involved more than £800,000.

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In the 1960s, Dodd was added to the Guinness Book of Records for telling 1,500 jokes in 3.5 hours.

Comedy legend Ken Dodd dies in United Kingdom aged 90