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Tributes to Sir Ken Dodd pour in from across the East

People from across the East have been leaving their tributes to the 'force of nature' that was Sir Ken Dodd.

The legendary comic died yesterday aged 90 in the home he was born in at Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

He had married his partner of 40 years, Anne Jones, just two days before his death.

Sir Ken was no stranger to our region - he performed in dozens of venues to thousands of fans who adored his trademark marathon gigs.

He played seven shows at Norwich Theatre Royal in just the last decade, still performing when he was well into his 80s.

Sir Ken married his partner Anne two days before he died. Credit: PA

"At his core was an ability to make everyone smile which was a skill honed through his decades as a variety entertainer. His live shows were a testament to that and even though they frequently ran through to the early hours, his energy showed no sign of abating.

"Off-stage too, Ken was a force of nature. He never switched off and any conversation with him was punctuated with lots of jokes and humour plus an immense charm and genuine interest in everyone he met which are enviable traits."

– John Bultitude, Norwich Theatre Royal
Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90. Credit: PA

Sir Ken performed at theatres all around the region - and today his army of fans recalled some of their favourite memories.

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