Ken Dodd's 27.5m fortune goes to wife Anne
9 February 2019 - 12:00 PM

Ken Dodd's 27.5m fortune goes to wife Anne

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Sir Ken Dodd's entire £27.5 million fortune has gone to his wife Anne.

The iconic comedian died last year at the age of 90 at his home in Liverpool - the same house in which he grew up - just two days after he tied the knot with Anne, 77, his partner of 40 years.

Ken had not made a will but their marriage ensured his fortune went to Anne and saved her a 40 per cent inheritance tax bill, according to The Sun.

Anne previously revealed Ken taught her that she'll always feel his presence beyond the grave.

Anne said: "Ken had a wonderful life, I just didn't want it to end. He used to say to people who told him they have lost a loved one, "you haven't lost them, they'll always be with you", tapping his heart. And I keep telling myself that."

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Anne said she had been left overwhelmed by the "outpouring of love" for Ken and the support she received since her husband passed away.

She said: "Ken had more ideas and things to do I know. But the outpouring of love and admiration for Ken from the whole country has been overwhelming.

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"There's a mountain of flowers outside the house, full of heartfelt messages. We've had sackfuls of mail and all the cards are being opened.

"They include amazing messages and letters of comfort, which I shall be able to read properly when everything has settled down."

The "Diddy Men" creator was born the son of a coal merchant in 1927 in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash.

Ken began a career as a comedian in 1954, working in music halls, and achieved national fame and popularity by the 60s.

His recording of "Tears", was the UK's third-best-selling single back then, rivalling The Beatles, and he made it into the Guinness Book of Records for telling 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours.

The comic was a regular face on television throughout the 70s and 80s and became an OBE in 1982.

He received his knighthood in the New Year Honours in 2017.

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