Comedy legend dies age 90

A beloved Liverpudlian comedian has passed away aged 90.

Having been in hospital with a chest infection, Sir Ken Dodd had not long been released when he sadly died at his lifelong home in Knotty Ash.

Described by his publicist Robert Holmes as “one of the last music hall greats,” Ken was most widely known for his stand-up shows, which he toured with up until 2017.

Having begun his comedic career in 1954, Sir Ken went on to establish his surreal brand of humour in music halls, before going on to appear on television and radio.

He also made it into the Guinness Book of Records during the 1960’s, telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours.

Mr Holmes went on to state: “He passed away in the home that he was born in over 90 years ago. He’s never lived anywhere else. It’s absolutely amazing.”

His death comes just days after he was married to his partner of 40 years, Anne Jones.

A number of celebrities have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the national comedy legend, with actress Claire Sweeney describing him as a ‘legend and an inspiration’.

Fellow comedian David Walliams wrote: ‘Comedy flowed through him like water. RIP Sir Ken Dodd’, whilst Gary Delaney described him as ‘one of the all time greats’.

 

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