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Watch above as we bring you a full tribute to the Liverpool icon and dedicate today’s Guide Live to Doddy.
Known the world over for his lightning quick wit, warmth and ever faithful tickling sticks, Sir Ken Dodd has sadly died at the age of 90. Sir Ken was born, lived his life and passed away in his beloved Knotty Ash home having recently fought a chest infection in hospital and from early this morning, flowers, beautiful tributes and tickling sticks have been laid at his gate as social media tributes pour in from around the world.
Paul on Ken Dodd… pic.twitter.com/ytd8SyRtip
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) 12 March 2018
Former Beatle and fellow Liverpudlian, Sir Paul McCartney tweeted a fitting tribute to Sir Ken earlier today, with a little reminisce about how funny he was.
Deeply saddened to hear the news about Sir Ken Dodd. Without his hard work in the 1960s and 70s, this theatre simply wouldn’t exist. One of the all-time greats in both comedy and music. Tatty bye. #RIPKenDodd #KenDodd #Doddy pic.twitter.com/miS9se70Sm
— Royal CourtLiverpool (@RoyalCourtLiv) 12 March 2018
Sir Ken has tread the boards in thousands of theatres throughout his phenomenal career and today our very own Royal Court paid tribute to his talent.
Comedy flowed through him like water. RIP Sir Ken Dodd. pic.twitter.com/v0FjVJVe1n
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) 12 March 2018
Fellow comedians, actors and musicians have taken to social media to post their memories and pay homage to Doddy. Respected the world over.
Only met Ken Dodd once… he mullered a friend of mine with the best put down ever…. the man was an absolute star… #RIPKENDODD
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) 12 March 2018
Our city is renowned for its sense of humour and when someone gets owned, it goes down in history, ask Robbie Fowler’s mate!
What a wonderful day for sticking a cucumber through your neighbour’s letter box and shouting ‘the aliens have landed!’ Tatty bye Doddy. And thanks . #doddy
— Dawn French (@Dawn_French) 12 March 2018
Comedian and actress Dawn French highlighted one of Doddy’s most famous lines in tribute today. Has anyone actually done it?
So gutted to wake up to the news that my friend, Sir Ken Dodd passed away last night. A true gentleman who gave me lots of advice and such lovely opportunities to perform alongside him over the years. Rest in peace Sir, thank you for bringing ‘Happiness’ to so many. pic.twitter.com/4sjo1pALEy
— Danielle Thomas (@DanielleLThomas) 12 March 2018
Liverpool Singer In Residence, Danielle Thomas performed alongside Sir Ken on many occasions and paid tribute to her ‘friend’.
— The Beatles Story (@beatlesstory) 12 March 2018
Just incredible to think that Sir Ken had the 3rd biggest selling single of the entire 1960’s! Outsold only by the Fab Four, whom he looked perfectly at home with.
Ken Dodd was such an important part of my life growing up in Knotty Ash. He was a great comic and a great man. Thanks for all the laughs. RIP
— David Morrissey (@davemorrissey64) 12 March 2018
Actor David Morrissey tweeted his affection for the King of Comedy, reliving his childhood spent in native Knotty Ash. Wonder if he ever found a Jam Mine?
We’re all saddened by the passing of comedy legend, Sir Ken Dodd. The Cavern was privileged enough to have him visit a few times, including our reopening in 1966. Thanks for the laughs Doddy, you will truly be missed! #SirKenDodd pic.twitter.com/QM1R4wQ21f
— Cavern Club (@cavernliverpool) 12 March 2018
There’s some truly brilliant photos coming to light as venues around the country share memories of shows gone by. The Cavern gave thanks for the laughs.
— Ruddy Muddy (@Ruddy_Muddy) 12 March 2018
We’re leaving the last word to this mud masterpiece from Ruddy Muddy on Twitter. Tatty-bye Doddy and thank you.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Dave the Pap
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