TV presenter Cilla Black dies at her Spanish home, aged 72
Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72, The 1960s singing star became a popular TV celebrity on such shows as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.
A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed today that Cilla had died at her Spanish home in Estepona on the Costa del Sol. Figures from the world of entertainment and beyond paid tribute to Black on Sunday.
The star, hit the big time in the 1960s with her number one singles Anyone Who Had A Heart and You’re My World. Cilla Black dead: TV presenter and singer dies aged 72 – latest tributes.
A pal said: “He is obviously very upset at what happened and does not want to talk publicly about it at the moment.” 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.
Bobby Willis then became Black’s manager. The couple wed in 1969 and were married for 30 years until his death from lung cancer in 1999. The couple had three sons and a daughter together.
Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote her first single, which although a relative failure, launched a music career that spanned several decades before she moved into television where she hosted a string of popular shows.
‘That has been fixed but it is going to take some time to heal. I fell in the park earlier this year as well and hurt my hand.’