Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced. "a comedy legend and a genius.'' The much-loved star, famous for his epic stand-up shows, his tickling sticks and Diddy Men, died on Sunday in the home he was born in, in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash. His wife was at his bedside. The Liverpool comedian left hospital on February 27 at the end of a six-week stay for a chest infection.