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He vowed to return to his comedy career after leaving the hospital saying'Once I've recovered myself I'll get back to doing the job which is the only job I've ever had. While I was in here I wrote some new jokes so it should be alright

He vowed to return to his comedy career after leaving the hospital saying'Once I've recovered myself I'll get back to doing the job which is the only job I've ever had. While I was in here I wrote some new jokes so it should be alright

The veteran entertainer was hailed as a "legend and an inspiration" and "one of the all-time greats", with tributes from stars including Sir Paul McCartney, David Walliams, Carol Vorderman and Dawn French.

Television personality Claire Sweeney, a fellow Liverpudlian, shared some photos of the star's 90th birthday party on Twitter.

Irish comedian and Mock the Week host Dara O Briain recalled watching Sir Ken perform at one of his "incredible five hour shows".

He said: "He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30 am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz". My mum didn't know who he was.

His publicist says he passed away yesterday at the home where he was born in Liverpool.

He was no stranger to the Wearside stage having returned several times over the length of his long career with the Ken Dodd Happiness Show, during which he created his famous "Diddy Men" and became known for his tickling stick.


He Wednesday Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, on Friday and an announcement was due to go out later this week about the marriage. They got the registrar and were married in the house on Friday.

Dodd was admitted to the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital for a chest infection in January.

The veteran comic was knighted in honour of his decades-long showbiz career and charity work in March previous year.

'He died two days later on Mother's Day. "They have been absolutely wonderful. It's absolutely wonderful", Holmes said. Anne is obviously very upset.

In 1994, his Ken Dodd: An Audience With Ken Dodd show was filmed and released on video, followed in 1996 by the Ken Dodd: Live Laughter Tour and then Another Audience With Ken Dodd in 2002.

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