Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90

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, Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

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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 his distraught wife 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.

RIP Doddy.

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