Sir Ken Dodd - master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy - has died, his publicist has said. His publicist Robert Holmes described him as "one of the last music hall greats". "With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety. He was a comedy legend and genius," he said. Mr Holmes added: "He asked Anne if she wanted to marry. They got the registrar and were married in the house on Friday.