Sir Ken Dodd, creator of the Diddy Men and one of the most popular comedians of his time, has died aged 90. The Liverpool legend had recently been released from hospital after six weeks of treatment for a chest infection.
On Friday, he had married Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, at their house, the same one he grew up in, in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash. “To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats,” his publicist, Robert Holmes, said.
Sir Ken was famous for his very long stand-up shows – with which he was touring until last year – along with his Diddy Men and the tickling stick. “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,” added Mr Holmes.