Sir Ken Dodd, creator of the Diddy Men and one of the most popular comedians of his time, has died aged 90.
After getting discharged from the hospital, the comedian announced that he will be pulling out of his Happiness Tour, in order to give himself enough time to recover from his condition. He admitted that he was "not out of the woods by a long way".
"I can't get enough of these", Piers continued, "Please, let's just keep going with these utterly inappropriate Ken Dodd jokes because they are making me laugh out loud". They are wonderful people and I can't thank them enough for all they have done for me.
He said: "In the late 70's he came to my mum's chippy and ordered fish "n" chips".
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Dodd was also holder of a Guinness World Record for telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours. "It's absolutely unbelievable", added Holmes.
A Shanklin Theatre spokesperson said: "We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of Ken Dodd today".
Dodd, who had recently been hospitalized with a chest infection, married his long-time partner Anne Jones on Friday. "And two days later he's passed away".
Tributes for Sir Ken flooded in this morning, with Liverpool comedian John Bishop writing on Instagram: "True comedy legend". He also ventured into TV shows including "The Ken Dodd Show", "Beyond Our Ken" and "Ken Dodd's Laughter Show".
I met him once and I've never forgotten it. Gawd bless 'im'. A privilege, and a loss.