Legendary singer and TV presenter Cilla Black has passed away at the age of 72.
Singer and TV personality, Cilla Black has died at the age of 72 from “natural causes”. The singer died in her Spanish home. She leaves behind her three sons, Robert, Ben and Jack.
A spokesperson for the Spanish police said,
“I can confirm the death of British national Priscilla White, aged 72.”
“We are still awaiting autopsy results but everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes.”
Black, who started her career as a record artist in the 60s became one of the most known and loved presenters on TV, with hit shows including, Surprise Surprise and Blind Date. Surprise, Surprise, made Cilla a household name in the 80s, 90s and 00s, with 128 episodes aired in the UK.
Her musical career spawned two number hits, Anyone Who Had A Heart and You’re My World and a slew of top 10s including Alfie.
Cilla Black was born Priscilla White in Liverpool. She was part of the success stories of the Cavern Club and Merseybeat era in Liverpool. She signed with Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, after being introduced to him by John Lennon in 1963. She went on to release numerous singles and album, right up until 2009.
Stars and celebrities have been sharing their thoughts via Twitter, Dame Joan Collins tweeted that she was “sad and shocked” by the news of the showbiz star’s passing.