Dodd, from Liverpool in northwest England, won millions of fans with his epic stand-up shows filled with non-stop jokes, in which he brandished his trademark colourful "tickling sticks".
"Such a great performer who will be sadly missed".
"When he appeared at the Grand Opera House in 2004 his show finished well after midnight, but missing the last train home was a small price to pay for seeing a true legend perform". But perhaps the most notable was his induction into the Grand Order of Water Rats, the exclusive British entertainment industry fraternity and charitable organisation.
Dodd was chosen to perform the song on A Jubilee Of Music, a celebration of the key pop successes of the Queen's first 25 years as Britain's monarch, screened on BBC One on 31 December 1976.
Liz would collect him in her auto from his home in Knotty Ash and take him to various events which always guaranteed much welcome publicity.
She said: 'When I was 14 in Liverpool Ken used to get me onto gigs, he was helpful and so instrumental in getting me started.
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When she agreed to raise £1m for a much-needed MRI scanner for Arrowe Hospital, once again Sir Ken became chairman of the appeal and put on a show.
'He lived to flawless his art and entertain his live and adoring audience'.
"I've been overwhelmed by the love and affection which I've already received from dear friends and the public and I thank you all for being here".
"With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety", he said.
"He was a comedy legend and a genius". There is no one else that comes close.
The West End star also said Ken had regularly asked her about her three-year-old son Jaxon and offered to help if he wanted to follow in his mother's showbiz footsteps. They got the registrar and were married in the house on Friday. It takes it out of you - believe me you know when you've done a show, it takes a day or two to recover. Anne is obviously very upset.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star also said she was "so happy" to hear Ken had married his partner of 40 years, Anne Jones.