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Stars pay tribute to late comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd

Stars pay tribute to late comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd

The Liverpudlian stand up, from Knotty Ash, married his partner of 40 years Anne Jones on Friday at their house.

His publicist Robert Holmes said: 'They got the registrar and were married in the house. There is no-one else that comes close.

During that time, Rosemarie has collected so much memorabilia and says: "My bedroom wall is absolutely covered with pictures of Ken".

Among those paying tribute overnight were Dara O Briain who tweeted: 'Ah, Ken Dodd has died.

The veteran comic was knighted in honour of his decades-long showbiz career and charity work in March past year.

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.

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He was being treated for a chest infection and died at home on Mother's Day.

"I can't get enough of these", Piers continued, "Please, let's just keep going with these utterly inappropriate Ken Dodd jokes because they are making me laugh out loud. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anne and their friends and family at this very sad time". He's never lived anywhere else. It's absolutely wonderful. With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety.

He wrote: "One night he said "I'll follow you home and I'll shout jokes through your letterbox". They had been together for 40 years.

Robin Ince said: 'With the death of Ken Dodd, many theatre staff will not merely be mourning the loss of a comedy Legend, but also the loss of all that overtime. It's been my privilege to have looked after him for 47 years.

In the year 1960, he made it into the Guinness Book of Records for telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours.

Dodd's success drew the interest of the taxman, and in 1989 he endured a five-week trial accused of fraud.


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