ZUM TOD DES BRITISCHEN KOMIKERS KEN DODD
12.03.2018 Der am 8. November 1927 in Liverpool geborene britische Sänger, Schauspieler und Entertainer Sir Ken Dodd (Bild) ist am 11. März 2018 ebenda gestorben.
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Sir Ken Dodd, legend of comedy, dies aged 90
Dodd was known for his lengthy standup shows and his tickling sticks. "To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats. There is no one else that comes close," said his publicist, Robert Holmes.
"He passed away in the home that he was born in over 90 years ago. He's never lived anywhere else. It's absolutely amazing. With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety. He was a comedy legend and a genius."
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He explained that it is the fans who come to his shows that have kept him going: "It's the audiences, you live off an audience. I tell people I've got the best job in the world, because I only see happy people. I only see them laughing and it's a wonderful feeling, it comes over to you on the stage when you have an audience laughing their socks off."
Dodd, dessen Markenzeichen seine wilde Haarfrisur und die hervorstehenden Zähne waren, stand noch Ende Dezember auf der Bühne. Er füllte grosse Säle, hatte früher eigene TV-Shows und schaffte es mit seinen Liedern auch in die britischen Charts.