Singer, actress and TV presenter Cilla Black has died aged 72 it has been confirmed.
The star’s death was confirmed by Spanish police and Black is believed to have died at her Spanish home in Marbella. A statement released by the Spanish police said that Black is believed to have died of natural causes.
Black was born Priscilla Maria Veronica White on 27th May 1943. In the 60s Black enjoyed a string of hits as a singer and she had released 18 studio albums over the course of her career.
Throughout the 80s and 90s Black was a household name presenting shows such as Blind Date, Surprise Surprise and The Moment of Truth. In more recent years she’s appeared as a panellist on Loose Women and in 2013 had her own special The One & Only Cilla Black.
Black will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time. She was a true British icon and her impact on music and TV will never be forgotten.