Sir Ken Dodd: Midland fans and venues pay tribute to comedy icon - plus gallery of the star in appearances across the region

By Kirsten Rawlins | Entertainment | Published:

Tributes have poured in across the Midlands for comedy icon Sir Ken Dodd following his death.

Ken Dodd at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock in 2010

The Liverpool star died aged 90 yesterday.

Sir Ken was renowned for his regular Midland shows, which would see the comedian perform for hours regardless of his age.

His last show in Wolverhampton was at the Wulfrun Hall on December 20.

See a gallery of the star across the area here:

He had been due to play the city centre's Grand Theatre on March 18, but had to postpone the show due to his poor health.

Sir Ken died just two days after getting married. His wife was at his bedside.

The stand-up star left hospital on February 27 at the end of a six-week stay for a chest infection.


Wolverhampton Council, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, the Mayor of Dudley and Dudley Borough Halls were among those paying tribute to the icon today:


Fans across the Midlands also took to social media to bid Sir Ken farewell and share their memories of the star:

Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins

Online Entertainment Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. E-mail me, or phone 01902 319368


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