The comedy legend died peacefully late on Sunday in the Knotty Ash home where he was born, spent his entire life – and married his partner of 40 years on Friday.
Anne Jones – Lady Anne – was by his side when he passed away at their house in Thomas Lane.
Ken, who celebrated his 90th birthday in November, had recently spent more than six weeks in the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital battling a severe chest infection. He was allowed home nearly two weeks ago.
Doddy’s agent, Robert Holmes, broke the sad news of the national treasure’s death in a phone call to the Liverpool ECHO at 1.20am, shortly after receiving a call from a distraught Lady Anne.
He said: “They may as well turn out the lights – the last of the music hall greats has gone.
“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. And, being a Knight of the Realm, there will actually be a marriage announcement in The Times on Tuesday.
“They were together for 40 years and this is the love story to end all love stories.