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Former Hartlepool theatre boss pays tribute to comic genius Sir Ken Dodd

The stand-up star was discharged from the Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital just under two weeks ago following a six-week stay The stand-up star was discharged from the Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital just under two weeks ago following a six-week stay
Freda Brock | 13 March, 2018, 11:38

The Liverpudlian funnyman passed away on Sunday (March 11), just days after marrying long-term partner Anne Jones at their house, the same one in which he grew up, on Friday (March 9).

The Irish comedian, known for hosting panel shows such as Mock the Week, said on Twitter: "Ah, Ken Dodd has died".

Sir Ken's publicist Robert Hall previously confirmed that he had passed away, praising him as "one of the last music hall greats". There is no one else that comes close. He's never lived anywhere else.

"He was a comedy legend and genius".

Queen Elizabeth II talks with Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd when the stars were presented at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. Maybe you have fond memories of watching him as a child or with your own children?

"We would describe him as an old friend", he told the. We'll use some of your contributions in our coverage. It's a love story to beat them all'. But perhaps the most notable was his induction into the Grand Order of Water Rats, the exclusive British entertainment industry fraternity and charitable organisation.

"This time past year I was by his side when he got his knighthood and he was so very proud then".

She added: "The most precious thing you can give someone is advice and time".

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As people huddled in the rain, Sir Ken's nephew John Lewis came out offering cups of tea before the comedian's widow Lady Anne appeared to deliver a heartfelt tribute to her "most wonderful husband".

"He died two days later on Mother's Day".

According to the Liverpool Echo, they received a call from Holmes about the news of the star's death in the early hours, where he expressed his sadness but also happiness that the couple were able to become man and wife: 'It is so sad, but what is so lovely is that Ken was able to marry his beloved Anne in a private ceremony at home on Friday'.

"Ken Dodd, the master of making people happy".

"While I was in here, I wrote some new jokes, so it should be all right".

Alongside his catalogue of one-liners, Sir Ken gained scores of fans as the creator of The Diddy Men - a miniature race of characters hailing from his home of Knotty Ash, in Liverpool.

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

He performed his last show just a few months ago, and had been planning a 2018 tour, until this had to be cancelled due to his illness.

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