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Sir Ken Dodd’s faith was powered by laughter says fellow comic Jimmy Cricket

Legendary Catholic Irish comic Jimmy Cricket has led tributes to his “comedy hero” Sir Ken Dodd, following his death at the age of 90.

Sir Ken died on Sunday, 11th March at the home where he was born, in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash.

“Ken was my comedy hero and I was blessed to actually become friends with him,” Jimmy Cricket told The Universe.

“He was unstinting in his devotion to his craft and his five-hour live performance in theatres were testament to that. He also had the common touch and had time for everyone.

“He’s left us with a legacy, of our own personal favourite jokes from his routines that will bring a smile to our lips when were feeling low,” added Mr Cricket.

“As he use to sing at the close of his act ‘I thank the Lord above that I’ve been blessed with more than my share of happiness’.”

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Picture: Sir Ken Dodd. (David Jones/PA).