Sunday, 2 August 2015

R.I.P CILLA

We will miss you

Cilla Black dies, aged 72

Former singer and TV presenter Cilla Black dies at her Spanish home, aged 72 


Cilla Black has died at her Spanish home, local police have confirmed. 
The much-loved TV star and singer is believed to have died of natural causes after being found at her home in Marbella. 
Cilla Black's Spanish villa close to Marbella
“I can confirm the death of British national Priscilla White, aged 72,” police said. 
A Spanish police officer added: “We are still awaiting autopsy results but everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes.” 
The Liverpoon-born star enjoyed her first taste of fame at the city's Cavern Club, where she performed alongside acts including The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers. 
Cilla relaxes at the Liverpool music venue the Cavern Club Picture: John Pratt 
She went on to release 14 albums but later established herself as a television personality, presenting hit shows including Surprise Surprise and Blind Date. 
In 1968, she became the first woman to have her own prime-time chat show on BBC One. 
In more recent years, despite suffering from arthritis and deafness, she remained in the public eye. Her rise to stardom was recently told in award-winning three-part drama, Cilla, starring Sheridan Smith. 
With her husband Bobby Willis taking their first son, 10-day old Robert John home in 1970 Picture: Rex 
Most of the shutters were down at the entertainer’s house near Marbella on Sunday morning and there was no answer on the door. 
However, a light outside the property was on, a grey Seat Ibiza car was parked outside and the back patio doors appeared to be open. 
Police sources said they thought the death had occurred overnight and they believed Cilla, who suffered from hearing problems and arthritis, had jetted to Spain a few days ago with one of her three sons 
Cilla Black receives MBE at Buckingham Palace Picture: Rex


10 comments:

  1. Ah, how very sad. She was such an important part of my youth and a lovely, lovely person. Rest in Peace indeed, Cilla.

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    1. Thank you Val. I have to say that this news has sadened me. To quote from an old song "smoke gets in your eyes when an old star dies"

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  2. How sad. I have great memories of my mother playing her records as a child & growing up in Liverpool she was considered to be one of our own.

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    1. Yes, well she was one of the many entertainers who exemplified all that is good about Liverpool and long may Cilla be remembered.

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  3. She really was an icon - the end of an era.

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    1. Pat, I must admit that I never ever considered that but you are right of course, for there doesn't appear to be any others following in her footsteps.

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  4. How sad, I hadn't heard. Although I haven't heard anything of her in recent years she was a great part of my youth. R.I.P. Cilla

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    1. Well you know Susan, I think that the death of her husband Bobby left an unstoppable hole in her life from which she never recovered.

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  5. A lovely Lancastrian with a heart of gold. I grew up watching Cilla on the television on Saturday nights.

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    1. Thanks Dave. Cilla always came across as like the girl next door with a very neighbourly personality.

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