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Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018

Sir Ken Dodd, creator of the Diddy Men has died aged 90

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News24xx.com -  The news of grief is coming back from the art world of British. Sir Ken Dodd, creator of Diddy Men and one of the most popular comedians of his time, has died at the age of 90. Liverpool legend had recently been come out from hospital after undergoing treatment for his chest infection for six weeks.


Sir Ken was born in 1927 from the father of a coal merchant. Sir Ken made his first professional appearance in 1954 at Theater Royal, Stockport.


In addition to be a comedian, he is also a top chart singer: his creation song Happiness was released in 1964 and his single Tears was the third best-selling song of the 1960s in England, able to rival the Beatles single.

In the 1960s, he made it into the Guinness Book of Records for telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours.

Throughout the 1970s and 80s, his face always adorned comedy shows on television and worked on a very tight schedule, which made him rarely on vacation.

But in 1989 Sir Ken faced fraudulent tax allegations for 15 years and cost the country more than £ 800,000. He must undergo a trial for 23 days.
 
He was later acquitted, but the court heard a series of stories about his eccentricity, including hiding over £ 300,000 in his wardrobes, cabinets and under stairs.


In 1990, he won the British Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award and was being voted as Best Variant Actor in 1993.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said his sorrow and wrote on Twitter: "We are comforted by the joy and happiness that he brings to the world."


"He died at home where he was born more than 90 years ago, he never lived anywhere else, it is amazing," added Anderson.

 

 

 

 

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