Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

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Media captionKnown for his mixture acts, Sir Ken Dodd was one of the most popular jesters of his time

Sir Ken Dodd, author of the Diddy Men and one of the most popular comedians of his time, has died aged 90.

The Liverpool legend has only been liberated from hospice after six weeks of treatment for a dresser infection.

On Friday, he had wedded Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, at their mansion, the same one he grew up in, in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash.

Lady Dodd described him as “a most life-enhancing, splendid, innovative comedian”.

Speaking outside their home, she added Sir Ken “just wanted to realise beings happy”.