Sir Ken Dodd, legendary British comedian and entertainer, passes away at 90 at Liverpool home


Mar,12 2018 16:30:38 IST

Celebrated comedian and actor Sir Ken Dodd has passed away at the age of 90 just two days after marrying his partner of 40 years, his publicist has said.

Sir Ken Dodd. Image from Twitter/@DailyMirror

Sir Ken Dodd. Image from Twitter/@DailyMirror

His publicist Robert Holmes said Sir Ken married Anne Jones, 76, on 9 March at their house, where he has lived for his entire life and died two days later on Mother's Day (On 11 March), reports

The comedian, famous for his stand-up shows, as well as his Diddy Men and tickling stick, died at the home where he was born in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash.

Dodd was being treated at the Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital for six weeks with a chest infection before being discharged a fortnight ago.

Earlier, media reported that the iconic stand-up was cancelling his upcoming shows due to health woes. Paying tribute, Holmes said: "To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats."

Published Date: Mar 12, 2018 16:30 PM | Updated Date: Mar 12, 2018 16:30 PM