Ken Dodd's funeral started with horse-drawn carraige as he was taken to his Hometown Liverpool » Secretgist Media

Ken 90, was taken to rest in his dearest hometown Liverpool.The comedian funeral process make it’s way through the home he was born and died in,and was taken to Liverpool where the funeral service will be held.

The funeral starts with horse drawn carriage

Sir Ken Dodd’s had a six week stay in hospital for a chest infection and breathing infections after he had been tensed by flu in December.Despite the fact he rallied at first, his health problems were too severe for the old man to overcome.

The great comedian Ken died on Mother’s Day. Ken’s cause of death is still yet to be officially confirmed, but it’s thought he died from the complications of the chest infection.

He’s now being laid to rest in front of thousands of fans who have gathered along the two-hour funeral route to say goodbye, despite the miserable weather and heavy rainfall.

Route to the Liverpool Cathedral

The funeral entourage set out from Thomas Lane in Knotty Ash just after 11am and is scheduled to pass through East Prescot Road (opposite Alder Hey hospital), Queens Drive and Childwall Fiveways before heading down Allerton Maze, Allerton Road and Smithdown Road.

It’s then proceeding on down Ullet Road, Croxteth Road, Princes Road, Catherine Street, Canning Street and Upper Duke Street before reaching Cathedral Gate just before 1pm.

Ken’s coffin, which is a nod tribute to his coal merchant father’s occupation.

Among the thousands of people who have assembled to say their goodbyes are a host of famous faces, some of whom will be doing readings at the service.

Jimmy Tarbuck and Jimmy Cricket have been put forward to give a speech to the crowd, while others like Ricky Tomlinson, Johnny Vegas, Claire Sweeney, Miriam Margolyes, Roy Chubby Brown and Roy Hudd will be in the audience to pay tribute.

As the cortege goes by, fans will be able to see the flags at Liverpool’s Town Hall, Central Library, St George’s Hall and the Cunard Building, which have been lowered as a sign of respect to the city’s beloved comedian.

Lady Anne Jones, who was Ken’s life partner for more than 40 years and married him on his deathbed, led the procession.

She’d previously said she wanted the funeral to be a public celebration of Ken’s life, explaining: “It’s a family funeral being shared with thousands of people. I think we are doing the right thing.”

She gave a vote of thanks to numerous of people who have sent her letters and flowers.


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