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      Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72 - BBC News
      Singer and TV star Cilla Black, who enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career, has died aged 72, her agent has said.

      The 1960s singing star became a popular TV celebrity on such shows as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

      Police in Malaga said a woman named Priscilla White - Black's real name - had died in Estepona in the Costa del Sol region.

      The death appeared to be due to natural causes, but this had not yet been confirmed by tests, police said.

      "It is with deep sorrow that I confirm... the passing of singer and TV personality Cilla Black," said her agent, Nick Fiveash.

      "Details of her death will be announced following the coroner's report. Her family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time."

      Prime Minister David Cameron
      has led tributes to the beloved entertainer, remembering her as "a huge talent who made a significant contribution to public life".

      "I am so sad and shocked by news about my good friend Cilla," tweeted Dame Joan Collins. "She was a resplendent and rare talent."

      Sir Bruce Forsyth said Black would be "sadly missed", while presenter Christopher Biggins described her as a "national treasure".

      Broadcaster Noel Edmonds told BBC Radio 5 Live she "captured the hearts of the British people" because "she was our Cilla - there were no airs and graces."

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      Born Priscilla White in Liverpool, Black changed her name to launch a singing career with hits such as Anyone Who Had a Heart and You're My World.

      She made her TV debut in 1968 with her own BBC One primetime series and went on to host a number of shows for ITV.

      Her music career began while working as a hat check girl at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club.

      It was there she met her husband-to-be Bobby Willis and performed alongside such acts as The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

      She was soon brought to the attention of manager Brian Epstein and released her first single, Love of the Loved, in September 1963.

      The following year she released the ballads You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart, both of which went to number one.

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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      Shocking news.

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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      It would be nice to think she is with Bobby once again.

      RIP Cilla
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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      major blow rip cilla.

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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      She was very much disliked for her diva antics and upset many people.

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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      She knew, was known by and loved by a lot of the big personalities in the UK, both on the stage and off it.

      The way she got into show business would be considered unusual but she managed to do very well in the end. Her nerves might have been there but she managed to get them under control when it counted.

      She was a Liverpudlian through and through.

      Farewell chuck, you shall be missed.

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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      She hasn't had anything to do with Liverpool for decades!
      It was beneath her and her inflated ego.

      She only spoke with a Liverpool accent when on screen or radio. Away from that she sounded like a member of the aristocracy.

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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      Agreed and despite a hate for the women may she RIP.

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      She hasn't had anything to do with Liverpool for decades!
      It was beneath her and her inflated ego.

      She only spoke with a Liverpool accent when on screen or radio. Away from that she sounded like a member of the aristocracy.
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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      Cilla Black died of a stroke after falling and hitting her head at her Spanish villa, her sons have confirmed.

      The 72-year-old was sunbathing on her private terrace at her villa in Estepona when she got up, lost her balance and fell.
      A post-mortem examination revealed she was knocked unconscious and died of a stroke.
      Sky News.

      I can't help but wonder whether the outcome would have been different had she not moved abroad.

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      Re: Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

      Very hard to say.

      Reading currently has the best reputation in the UK for treating stroke patients, but this isn't really relevant as I don't believe that she had a home in that area.

      She was found by one of her sons already on the ground. No one has said just how long she had already been lying there.

      What has been mentioned by several people is that knew her that she was on her way. With various other comments coming from those who knew her, I believe that she didn't want to go on for much longer.

      Whether we think this is right or wrong is not for us to decide for her or anyone else for that matter.

      Of course she will be missed by her family, friends and the fans, even if she wasn't so much in the public eye in recent years.

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