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Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain was among those to pay tribute, saying he was "so happy" he had the chance to meet Mr Dodd.

It showed. He was as popular in the latter years as he was in the 1960s when he became a household name thanks to his stand-up routines, his tickling sticks and his Diddy Men.

Dodd was knighted a year ago by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming Sir Ken Dodd.

Ken Dodd, one of Britain's most enduring comedians, has died at the age of 90 in the house in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash that he had occupied all his life.

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd OBE has died just two days after marrying his partner of 40 years, his publicist has confirmed.

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As a dustbin lorry tooted its horn in tribute outside the house, Kim Little laid a bouquet and said: "They should have named the airport after him, he did a lot for the city and he stayed here with us". It was the third biggest-selling single of the decade, and remains one of the UK's best-selling singles of all time.

But as people started to recall the laughter Sir Ken brought to their lives and said their own "Tatty bye" to Doddy, one floral tribute summed up the community's reaction. The place was packed and I wish we could have had him here every year.

'On one occasion Ken and his wife met the then Mayor of Fareham, Alderman Crouch, and his wife, in the parlour for afternoon tea.

Ken and Anne married on Friday 9 March, two weeks after Ken was discharged from Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital following six weeks of treatment for a severe chest infection.

Some of Sir Ken's shows could last more than five hours.

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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. He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30 am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz. They added that they will surely going to miss such a great man who gave everyone so much joy.

TV personality Claire Sweeney, a fellow Liverpudlian, shared photos of the star's 90th birthday party on Twitter and wrote: "I was thrilled you had the best birthday party in Liverpool before you left us". They are wonderful people and I can't thank them enough for all they have done for me.

Announcing his passing, Dodd's publicist, Robert Holmes, said: "To my mind, he was one of the last music-hall greats".

Another said: "Thank you for your unbelievable sense of humour and the laughs you left us with".

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