R. Mark Clayton
2018-03-12 14:24:25 UTC
Sir Ken Dodd has sadly died.
This did not stop him having one last laugh at the taxman, who infamously tried him for tax evasion three decades ago (a local jury acquitted him).
Following the maxim of the Sunday Times business section around forty years ago, he remained single as long as possible and then married his partner [literally in his case] on his death bed.
As well as meaning his partner will now be known as "Lady Anne", it also means that their marital home, which had been in the Dodd family for three generations, passes to her without payment of IHT.
Not as cute as the second Duke of Westminster, who died in 1953, but nice one Doddy!