On Friday 9 March Ken secretly married his partner of 40 years Anne Jones just two days before he passed away. Today it's tears of sadness as well.
On Monday Paul McCartney tweeted a picture of The Beatles with Dodd in the 1960s, alongside a statement bidding "farewell to my fellow Liverpudlian the tattyfilarious Ken Dodd. He was a comedy legend and genius", he said.
Great British Bake Off presenter Sandi Toksvig said of Sir Ken: "Best dinner companion I ever sat next to". When I was a baby, he said, 'Is this a joke?'
Liz asked Sir Ken to take on the role of chairman of Alder Hey Children's Hospital's 75th birthday appeal, to raise £1.75m to build a hydrotherapy pool for badly burned children, provide parent accommodation and help fund the bereavement counselling centre. "A comedy legend. RIP".
The legendary comedian has passed away following chest infection battle.
Even at 88 when he performed at the Congress for the last time the show started at 7pm and ended well past midnight with only one interval! I'm privileged to have been there for him and he for me.
Sir Ken performed his last show just months ago, at the Auditorium in the Liverpool Echo Area, on December 28.
"His dedication to our city and in particular to the Knotty Ash community was never diluted by his enormous success".
A book of condolence has been opened at Liverpool Town Hall for people to pay their respects to the entertainer. "They want to laugh and so do I - which is probably why it works". "She said her arms still ached".
"We first met when I was in the Ken Dodd Christmas Show in 1961 at the Manchester Opera House", she said. And spread happiness wherever he went. He was a true star who lit up a theatre.
Presenters Ant and Dec wrote on Twitter: "So sad to hear of the passing of Ken Dodd. May we all fill 90 years so well". "Fifty-five years in show business, ladies and gentlemen". He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30 am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz. A privilege, and a loss.
Other fellow actors including Lee Mead and Dara O' Briain paid tribute by saying that they were lucky to have had the chance to meet him.
"Thanks for all the laughs Ken, you made me, and a lot of people laugh for many years".
Sir Ken then launched the appeal with his Diddymen and starred in a wonderful variety show at Liverpool's Empire Theatre.
It's a sad day for Liverpool, for the world of comedy and in fact for millions across the planet as we say farewell to Sir Ken Dodd.