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Sir Ken Dodd: Fans turn out for comedian's Liverpool funeral

Sir Ken Dodd: Fans turn out for comedian's Liverpool funeral

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThousands of fans of Sir Ken Dodd have joined friends and family to say a final "tatty bye" to the comedy legend at his funeral in Liverpool.Some waved his trademark tickling sticks in the air at the end of the service at the Anglican cathedral.There was also a rousing round of applause as his coffin was carried out to the strains of his song Happiness.Children dressed as his colourful Diddymen characters followed the coffin out of the packed cathedral.Hundreds more people watched the service on a big screen outside.Earlier, members of the public lined the six-mile route of his funeral cortege, which travelled from his Knotty Ash home to the cathedral.At one point, a choir sang Happiness as the horse-drawn hearse went past.The much-loved funnyman...
Ken Dodd was 'life-enhancing and brilliant' – tributes paid to the comedian

Ken Dodd was 'life-enhancing and brilliant' – tributes paid to the comedian

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Media playback is unsupported on your device"Farewell to my fellow Liverpudlian, the tattyfilarious Ken Dodd," tweeted Sir Paul McCartney.His was one of many tributes that have been paid to the legendary comedian, who has died at the age of 90.Lady Anne, Dodd's partner of 40 years - who he married on Friday - said the world had lost "a most life-enhancing, brilliant, creative comedian".She said he "lived to perfect his art and entertain" his fans, and "just wanted to make people happy".Media playback is unsupported on your deviceFamous fans and friends also lined up to share their thoughts and anecdotes.David Walliams said that "comedy flowed through him like water".Actress and presenter Claire Sweeney, who was a support act for Dodd in theatres when she was a teenage singer, told the BBC:...
Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90

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Sir Ken Dodd - master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy - has died, his publicist has said.The comedian passed away just days after leaving hospital and marrying his partner of 40 years, Anne Jones. He was 90.His publicist Robert Holmes described him as "one of the last music hall greats"."With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety. He was a comedy legend and genius," he said.:: Vote: Which Ken Dodd one-liner is funniest?Image:Sir Ken with Anne Jones when he was knighted at Buckingham PalaceMr Holmes added: "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 t...