Showbiz legend, Cilla Black has sadly passed away at the age of 72.
The much-loved TV star and singer, who was born Priscilla White, is believed to have died of natural causes. She was found dead at her Spanish residence, near Marbella, early this morning (2nd August 2015).
A police statement read: “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.”
The Liverpudlian personality first rose to fame as a singer in the 1960’s. Black had 11 Top Ten hits in the UK charts including ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ and the Lennon and McCartney-penned track, ‘Step Inside Love’.
She then pursued what would become a lengthy and illustrious career in television, starting with her own show, Cilla, in 1968. Black would later go on to present such primetime classics as Blind Date, Surprise Surprise and The Moment of Truth.
She was honoured by BAFTA with a special lifetime achievement award last year, celebrating her long-standing contribution to the entertainment industry.