Book of condolence open for Sir Ken Dodd

Book of condolence open for Sir Ken Dodd

by Culture Liverpool

A book of condolence was opened this morning at Liverpool Town Hall for people to pay their respects to comedy genius, and Freeman of the City, Sir Ken Dodd.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy,  officially opened the book at 11.30am, with people able to write their messages in it up until 5pm.

The book of condolences will also be available for people to sign from 9am to 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am to 4pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturday.

The book will also be kept open from next week (commencing Monday 19 March) as follows:

  • Monday 19 March – 9am – 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 20March – 9am – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 21 March – 9am – 6.30pm
  • Thursday 22 March – 9am – 6.30pm
  • Friday 23 March – 9am – 5.00pm*

People can also email a tribute to [email protected] and it will be added to the book.

The flags at the Town Hall, St George’s Hall, Cunard Building and Central Library will fly at half-mast as a mark of respect.

Councillor Kennedy said: “Liverpool has lost one of its greatest sons. Ken was a phenomenal entertainer and I was proud to have called him my friend.

“He was a wonderful ambassador for the city, a tireless fundraiser for charities, and quite simply one of the nation’s greatest comics. He will be sadly missed.”

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson added: “Liverpool today mourns one of its most famous sons and the greatest ever comedian, Sir Ken Dodd. We are comforted by the joy and happiness he brought to the world. My sincere condolences to Lady Anne.”

*Please note, that this will be the last opportunity to sign the book before it closes at 5.00pm (Friday 23 March).

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