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Legendary comedian Ken Dodd dies at 90

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Comedy icon has passed away just days after leaving hospital. He was 90.

was recently released from hospital after six weeks of treatment for a chest infection, reported

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

"To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats. He asked Anne if she wanted to marry. They got the and were married in the house on Friday.

"He died two days later on Anne is obviously very upset. They had been together for 40 years. It's a love story to beat them all," his publicist said in a statement.

was famous for his very long stand-up shows - with which he was touring until last year - along with his Diddy Men and the tickling stick.

"He passed away in the home that he was born in over 90 years ago. He's never lived anywhere else. It's absolutely amazing," added Holmes.

He was a too. His signature tune "Happiness" was released in 1964 and his single "Tears" was the third highest-selling song of the 1960s in Britain, beaten only by two Beatles singles.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 15:45 IST