Passings: Ken Dodd (1927 - 2018)

Passings: Ken Dodd (1927 - 2018)

Passings: Ken Dodd (1927 - 2018)

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It showed. He was as popular in the latter years as he was in the 1960s when he became a household name thanks to his stand-up routines, his tickling sticks and his Diddy Men.

Shortly after Dodd's death was confirmed, tributes began pouring in for the comedian.

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, with a new oil on canvas portrait of himself entitled 'Ken Dodd.

Norma Hornby, manager of youth charity The Canal Boat Adventure Project, of which Doddy was patron for 39 years, last year told the Daily Mirror: "The work Ken has done for children and young people in deprived communities made them determined for Ken to be knighted".

"He was a true original - a comedian, actor, singer-songwriter and all-round entertainer who was always generous with his time on stage, and always gave great value for money".

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. I loved him dearly and feel very, very privileged to say that I knew him.

She tweeted: "So sad to hear of Ken Dodd's death. And two days later he's passed away".

It's absolutely wonderful. With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety.

"He was a comedy legend and a genius".

The comedian had left hospital on February 27 at the end of a six-week stay for a chest infection.

He married Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, on Friday (March 9), before passing away in the Liverpool home he was born in on Sunday night (March 11).

Dodd was known for his lengthy stand-up shows, sometimes lasting up to five hours.

He said: "He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz".

He continued: "There was no drama or shebang with Ken Dodd, Anne would drive him and they would bring their dog". A privilege, and a loss.

Born the son of a coal merchant in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, in 1927, Sir Ken made it into the Guinness Book of Records for telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours. They are wonderful people and I can't thank them enough for all they have done for me. I Was thrilled you had the best birthday party in Liverpool before you left us.

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