Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90:
Sir Ken Dodd has died at the aged of 90, his publicist has affirmed.
The comedy legend had lately been forced to cancel all dates on an upcoming tour as he recovered from a serious infection.
Doddy, famous for his long stand-up shows, in addition to his Diddy Men and tickling stick, died just days after leaving the hospital.
He married Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, on Friday at their house, which was also the one he was born in.
His publicist Robert Holmes said: “To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats. There is no-one else that comes close.
“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.
“With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety.
“He was a comedy legend and a genius.”
He said of his marriage: “He asked Anne if she wanted to marry. They got the registrar and were married in the house on Friday.
“He died two days later on Mother’s Day. Anne is obviously very upset. They had been together for 40 years.
“It’s a love story to beat them all.”
“They got the registrar and were married in the house. He died two days later on Mother’s Day.
“Anne is obviously very upset.”