Tributes paid to comedian Sir Ken Dodd

Tributes paid to comedian Sir Ken Dodd

"Farewell to my fellow Liverpudlian, the tattyfilarious Ken Dodd", tweeted Sir Paul McCartney.

Actress and presenter Claire Sweeney told the BBC: "He was such an inspiration".

Holmes added: 'He asked Anne if she wanted to marry.

"And he spans generations".

He took to the stage on the Isle of Wight in 2014 and performed until midnight - something he was famous for. Behind every successful man is a strong woman.

Walliams wrote of the Liverpool funnyman: "Comedy flowed through him like water".

Unlike today's comedians, he never felt he had to resort to four-letter words in order to make an impact. "He was a comedy legend and genius", he said.

His TV shows included The Ken Dodd Show, Beyond Our Ken and Ken Dodd's Laughter Show.

"There were so many strings to his bow".

"This time a year ago I was by his side when he got his knighthood and he was so very proud then". Oh God, no. You couldn't find anything as fascinating as this - maybe, the only thing I could think of that would be as good as this would be gardening; the secret of happiness is to plant a seed and see it grow; the secret of keeping going is to feel that you're necessary; to feel that you've some use in life. "It was a tea bag!"

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Other tributes came from actor John Challis, who played Boycie in comedy television series Only Fools And Horses, and Hollyoaks actor Annie Wallace, who described him as a "true son of handsome Liverpool". I'm privileged to have been there for him and he for me.

SIR KEN Dodd's affinity and rapport with his fans can be explained by the comedian's assertion that his was the "best job in the world because I can only see people smiling and laughing". "One of my happiest memories is of taking my mum to see him in the New Theatre, Oxford, and seeing her laugh as I had never seen her laugh in my life".

FILE - In this August 17, 2005 file photo, comedian Ken Dodd poses with a new oil on canvas portrait of himself entitled "Ken Dodd".

The Diocese of Liverpool said it would be announcing details of Sir Ken's funeral at a later stage.

"We first met when I was in the Ken Dodd Christmas Show in 1961 at the Manchester Opera House", she said. A fine entertainer and true son of lovely Liverpool, never to be forgotten.

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, with a new oil on canvas portrait of himself entitled 'Ken Dodd.

"He lived to ideal his art and entertain his live and adoring audiences".

Lord Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, will officially open the book at 11.30am. "He will be sadly missed".

Flags on official buildings flew at half-mast in Dodd's home city on Monday.

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