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Cilla Black post-mortem results 'inconclusive' but police not treating death as suspicious

By Keri-Ann Roper

Published 03/08/2015

In Focus: Cilla Black Dies Aged 72 Pop singer and entertainer Cilla Black (Priscilla White) rehearses a song with Paul McCartney in a recording studio; the Beatle has written the song 'Step Inside Love', which will be the theme song for Cilla's new television show. Original Publication: People Disc - HB0137 (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
In Focus: Cilla Black Dies Aged 72 Pop singer and entertainer Cilla Black (Priscilla White) rehearses a song with Paul McCartney in a recording studio; the Beatle has written the song 'Step Inside Love', which will be the theme song for Cilla's new television show. Original Publication: People Disc - HB0137 (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
In Focus: Cilla Black Dies Aged 72 6th August 1970: Pop singer and TV star Cilla Black with her husband and manager Bobby Willis and their baby. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
In Focus: Cilla Black Dies Aged 72 11th April 1965: Some of the pop stars who attended the New Musical Express 1964-1965 Annual Pollwinners All star concert at the Wembley Empire Pool, London. Among them are Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, The Bachelors, the Rolling Stones, the Searchers, the Animals, Tom Jones, Marianne Faithfull, the Seekers, Donovan, Wayne Fontana, Twinkle, Herman's Hermits, Jimmy Saville, The Echoes, Kathy McGowan, the Mike Leander Show Band, and the Ivy League. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
In Focus: Cilla Black Dies Aged 72 14th December 1971: Singer and entertainer Cilla Black in costume as Aladdin for the BBC Christmas pantomime. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
In Focus: Cilla Black Dies Aged 72 Portrait of bands 'Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas' and 'Gerry and the Pacemakers', holding up the singer Cilla Black, March 23rd 1964. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
In Focus: Cilla Black Dies Aged 72 Singer Cilla Black reacting to the news that she will be appearing in the Royal Variety Performance, London, October 20th 1964. (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Express/Getty Images)
In Focus: Cilla Black Dies Aged 72 UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Singer Cilla Black performs on a television show circa 1973. (Photo by Tony Russell/Redferns)
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 1968 file photo, From left to right: George Alexander; Pete Swettenham, Geoffrey Swettenham and John Perry, the four members of the "Grapefruit" pop group are seen seated at a table at the launch of their record "Dear Delilah, in the Mayfair Suite at Hanover Grand Hotel in London, with with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, folk singer Donovan; Beatles' Ringo Starr and John Lennon; Cilla Black and Paul McCartney in the background. Police say big-voiced British singer and TV host Cilla Black has died aged 72. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer, who had a home in Estepona, southern Spain, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Robert Dear, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1969 file photo, British pop singer Cilla Balck smiles with her fiance Bobby Willis, in Mayfair, London. Police say big-voiced British singer and TV host Cilla Black has died aged 72. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer, who had a home in Estepona, southern Spain, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Born Priscilla White, Black worked as a teenager in the cloakroom of Liverpools Cavern Club, where her musical talent was spotted by The Beatles. (AP Photo, File)
File photo dated 15/10/1995 of Cilla Black (left) and comedienne Faith Brown are entertained by Comedian Mike Yarwood at the unveiling of a plaque in honour of Bill Cotton in London. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Neil Munns/PA Wire
File photo dated 5/8/1970 of Cilla Black with her 10 day old baby son Robert John Willis as they leave Avenue Clinic in St John's Wood, London. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 8/3/1968 of Cilla Black and Cliff Richard at BBC Television office in Shepherd's Bush, London, as they helped to count votes for Britain's song for Europe. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 4/8/2001 of Cilla Black, son Robert Willis and his new wife Fiona after their wedding at St Mary The Virgin Church in Denham, Buckinghamshire. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Matthew Fearn/PA Wire
File photo dated 28/5/1964 of Tommy Cooper and Frankie Vaughn helping Cilla Black to celebrate her birthday. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 31/3/1965 of Cilla Black at London Airport where she was leaving for New York to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 13/2/1970 of Cilla Black, voted the Top British Singer (female); Cliff Richard, voted Mr. Valentine and Best Dressed Star (male) - he was also runner up to Tom Jones in the Top British Singer (male section); and Lulu, voted Top Female Singer (World), Miss Valentine and the Best Dressed Star (female), during the Disc and Music Echo Fourth Annual Readers' Poll Awards - Cafe Royal, London.
File photo dated 3/5/2006 of Lionel Blair and Cilla Black arriving for the Help the Aged Living Legend Awards, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Hugo Philpott/PA Wire
File photo dated 9/12/1965 of Cilla Black and Bruce Forsyth record a sketch for a Christmas show at ABC-TV's studios in Teddington.
File photo dated 17/9/2008 of Cilla Black during the Fashion for Relief show during London Fashion Week at the BFC Tent, Natural History Museum, London.
File photo dated 21/3/1964 of Brian Epstein (behind) with artists, Cilla Black, Tommy Quickly (right and Billy J Kramer appearing in his show at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 22/5/1997 of Cilla Black and her husband Bobby attending the Royal Television society awards ceremony at The Grosvener in London. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Neil Munns/PA Wire
File photo dated 15/12/1963 of rehearsals at Alpha studios, Birmingham, for ABC's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' programme with Brian Matthew, Cilla Black (centre), The Beatles (back), Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Searchers. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 4/5/1965 of Cilla Black, Petula Clark and Sandie Shaw at the Dorchester Holel, London for the Variety Club of great Britain in Tribute To the Record Industry. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 21/3/2005 of Queen Elizabeth II meeting TV presenter Cilla Black (left). Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
File photo dated 31/1/2010 of Prince Harry meets Cilla Black before he plays in the inaugural Setebale Polo Cup at the Apes Hill polo club in Barbados. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
File photo dated 11/5/1964 of Gerry and the Pacemakers are welcomed back by Cilla Black and Billy J Kramer (both on right) when they arrived in London from their American tour. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 7/9/1071 of Pop singer Cilla black carries her son, Robert John Willis from the aircraft at Heathrow Airport after flying back from Nice. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 29/9/1965 of (left to right) Joe Loss, Lionel Blair, Cilla Black, and Billy J Kramer demonstrate a new dance routine to accompany Joe Loss's new track Let's Kick. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 9/1/1966 of Comic duo Dudley Moore (right) and Peter Cook are joined in a sketch by singer Cilla Black. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 8/5/1978 of (left to right) Cilla Black, Harry Secombe and Dame Vera Lynn at the Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon thanking the British Record industry for its contribution to the club's work for children's charities. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
File photo dated 3/7/2014 of Cilla Black, Sir Cliff Richard and Colin Firth in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day eleven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire
(Files) In this file picture taken on July 2, 2009 British singer Sir Cliff Richard (L) and British television personality Cilla Black watch the action on Centre Court during the Women's Semi-Finals of the 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London. Cilla Black, the 1960s pop star championed by The Beatles who became one of Britain's best-loved television presenters, died on Sunday in Spain, media reports said. The 72-year-old, whose real name is Priscilla White, died in Spain where she lived. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
Cilla Black has passed away
Cilla with her baby son Robert John Willis in 1970
Cilla with Bruce Forsyth
Cilla with her late husband Bobby
Cilla Black with Gloria Hunniford at the TV Quick Awards

The post-mortem on Cilla Black has not revealed why she died, reports say.

Quoting sources from the Spanish police, the reports maintain her death was not suspicious, but that the post-mortem results are "inconclusive".

Earlier in the day, it was suggested Spanish police were investigating whether her death was caused by a fall from a dizzy spell, caused by a sudden temperature change in the room.

Black may have walked from an air-conditioned room in to midday heat, with the change in temperature causing her to become dizzy, The Sun newspaper reported.

Ahead of the post-mortem examination, police in Spain said "everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes".

Her sudden death at her home in the south of Spain has left friends, family and the British public in shock.

Tributes have been pouring in for Black, 72, led by close friends such as Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Paul McCartney and Christopher Biggins.

She rose to fame in the 1960s as an associate of The Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein.

Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White in Liverpool, she became the first woman to have her own prime-time chat show on BBC One.

Her star continued to shine brightly, and she had two number ones in 1964 - Anyone Who Had A Heart and You're My World.

Cilla Black posing for the media with her OBE she received form the Queen during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London in 1997. John Stillwell/PA Wire.
Cilla Black posing for the media with her OBE she received form the Queen during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London in 1997. John Stillwell/PA Wire.
Bands 'Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas' and 'Gerry and the Pacemakers', holding up the singer Cilla Black, March 23, 1964. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
From left to right: George Alexander; Pete Swettenham, Geoffrey Swettenham and John Perry, the four members of the "Grapefruit" pop group are seen seated at a table at the launch of their record "Dear Delilah, in the Mayfair Suite at Hanover Grand Hotel in London in 1968, with with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, folk singer Donovan; Beatles' Ringo Starr and John Lennon; Cilla Black and Paul McCartney in the background. (AP Photo/Robert Dear, File)
British pop singer Cilla Balck smiles with her fiance Bobby Willis, in Mayfair, London in 1969. (AP Photo, File)
Cilla Black, in 1963, who has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. PA Wire.
Prince Harry meets Cilla Black before playing in the inaugural Setebale Polo Cup at the Apes Hill polo club on January 31, 2010 in Apes Hill, Barbados. (Photo by Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Some of the pop stars who attended the New Musical Express 1964-1965 Annual Pollwinners All star concert at the Wembley Empire Pool, London. Among them are Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, The Bachelors, the Rolling Stones, the Searchers, the Animals, Tom Jones, Marianne Faithfull, the Seekers, Donovan, Wayne Fontana, Twinkle, Herman's Hermits, Jimmy Saville, The Echoes, Kathy McGowan, the Mike Leander Show Band, and the Ivy League. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Cilla Black attends the Christmas Celebration at Hampton Court Palace hosted by Sir Cliff Richard (R), the annual fundraising dinner in aid of the Cliff Richard Tennis Foundation which introduces children to the sport, held on December 8, 2005 in Surrey, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Cilla Black (Priscilla White) rehearses a song with Paul McCartney in a recording studio. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
Cilla Black (left) and comedienne Faith Brown are entertained by comedian Mike Yarwood at the unveiling of a plaque in honour of Bill Cotton in London. Neil Munns/PA Wire.
Cilla Black with her Top ITV Personality Award presented at the 1997 British Comedy Awards. Rebecca Naden/PA Wire.
Cilla Black and manager Bobby Willis after their wedding at St Marylebone Register Office in London in 1969. PA Wire.
Cilla Black and her manager and husband Bobby Willis and 10 day old baby on Robert John Willis as they leave the avenue clinic in St Johns Wood, London in 1970. PA Wire.
Shirley Bassey and Cilla Black arrive for the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera at Odeon Leicester Square, central London in 2004. Andy Butterton/PA Wire.
Cilla Black, pictured in 1964, who has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PA Wire.
Cilla Black with her 10 day old baby son Robert John Willis as they leave Avenue Clinic in St John's Wood, London in 1970. PA Wire.
Michael Parkinson and Cilla Black arrive for the Bob Monkhouse BAFTA Tribute at BBC Television Centre in west London in 2004. Yui Mok/PA Wire.
Cilla Black and Cliff Richard at BBC Television office in Shepherd's Bush, London, as they helped to count votes for Britain's song for Europe in 1968. PA Wire.
Cilla Black with Cherie Booth, Chancellor of John Moore's University in Liverpool in 2000, after she attended the presention of Cilla's honorary fellowship at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. Phil Noble/PA Wire.
Cilla Black, son Robert Willis and his new wife Fiona after their wedding at St Mary The Virgin Church in Denham, Buckinghamshire in 2001. Matthew Fearn/PA Wire.
Paul O'Grady and Cilla Black arrive for Attitude Magazine's 10th Birthday Party at the Atlantic Bar & Grill in central London in 2004, to celebrate 10 years for the gay style magazine. Myung Jung Kim/PA Wire.
Tommy Cooper and Frankie Vaughn helping Cilla Black to celebrate her birthday in 1964. PA Wire.
Cilla Black at London Airport where she was leaving for New York to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1965. PA Wire.
Cilla Black after she received a special award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting, at the Television and Radio Industries Club (Tric) Awards in London in 2000. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.
Cilla Black arriving at the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2010, held at the London Hilton Hotel.
Cilla Black arriving at ITV's 50th Anniversary Dinner at the Guildhall, central London in 2005. Ian West/PA Wire.
Cilla Black and John Madejski arriving at YOTA's sponsored launch of Mikhailovsky's Swan Lake, at the English National Opera, St Martin's Lane, London in 2010.
Cilla Black, voted the Top British Singer (female); Cliff Richard, voted Mr. Valentine and Best Dressed Star (male) - he was also runner up to Tom Jones in the Top British Singer (male section); and Lulu, voted Top Female Singer (World), Miss Valentine and the Best Dressed Star (female), during the Disc and Music Echo Fourth Annual Readers' Poll Awards - Cafe Royal, London in 1970.
Lionel Blair and Cilla Black arriving for the Help the Aged Living Legend Awards, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire in 2006. Hugo Philpott/PA Wire.
Cilla Black and Bruce Forsyth record a sketch for a Christmas show at ABC-TV's studios in Teddington in 1965.
Cilla Black during the 2008 Fashion for Relief show during London Fashion Week at the BFC Tent, Natural History Museum, London.
Cilla Black leaves the St. Mary the Virgin Church in Denham, Buckinghamshire, with her son Ben (second right) following the funeral of her husband Bobby Willis in 1999 after a battle with liver and lung cancer, aged 57. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
Brian Epstein (behind) with artists, Cilla Black, Tommy Quickly (right and Billy J Kramer appearing in his show at the Palace Theatre, Manchester in 1964. PA Wire.
Cilla Black and Jimmy Tarbuck during the inaugural International Scouse Day in 2000 at the Sugar Reef Restaurant in London. Toby Melville/PA Wire.
Cilla Black and her husband Bobby attending the Royal Television society awards ceremony at The Grosvener in London in 1997. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Neil Munns/PA Wire
Rehearsals at Alpha studios, Birmingham, for ABC's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' programme with Brian Matthew, Cilla Black (centre), The Beatles (back), Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Searchers in 1963. PA Wire.
Cilla Black, Petula Clark and Sandie Shaw at the Dorchester Holel, London for the Variety Club of great Britain in Tribute To the Record Industry in 1965. PA Wire.
Elizabeth Hurley (right) with Cilla Black during the The Sportingbet Winter Festival, Hennessy Gold Cup Day at Newbury Racecourse in 2012. Phil Cole/PA Wire.
Prince of Wales talking to actress Wendy Richard (left) andCilla Black (centre), while attending a reception to mark the 50th Anniversary of BBC Radio 4's "The Archers" at St, James Palace, in London in 2001. Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain, according to reports. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 2, 2015. See PA story DEATH Black. Photo credit should read: Michael Stephens/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II meeting TV presenter Cilla Black (left) in 2005. Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire.
Prince Harry meets Cilla Black before he plays in the inaugural Setebale Polo Cup at the Apes Hill polo club in Barbados in 2010. Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire.
Gerry and the Pacemakers are welcomed back by Cilla Black and Billy J Kramer (both on right) when they arrived in London from their American tour in 1964. PA Wire.
Cilla Black shares a joke with the Duke of York (left) and banker David Barchetti at Knowsley Hall on Merseyside at the start of the NSPCC winter ball in 2002. Phil Noble/PA Wire.
Cilla Black, host of TV show Blind Date, during a photocall at the New Connaught Rooms, London in 2002, where auditions were held to find hopefuls for the new series, which will be shown on ITV. Myung Jung Kim/PA Wire.
Cilla Black and her son Robert Willis arrive at the FCO building in central London in 2014 for a reception for Britain's creative industries. Philip Toscano/PA Wire.
Cilla Black with the Special Award, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Ian West/PA Wire.
Pop singer Cilla black carries her son, Robert John Willis from the aircraft at Heathrow Airport after flying back from Nice in 1971. PA Wire.
(Left to right) Joe Loss, Lionel Blair, Cilla Black, and Billy J Kramer demonstrate a new dance routine to accompany Joe Loss's new track Let's Kick in 1964. PA Wire.
Comic duo Dudley Moore (right) and Peter Cook are joined in a sketch by singer Cilla Black in 1966. PA Wire.
(Left to right) Cilla Black, Harry Secombe and Dame Vera Lynn at the Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon thanking the British Record industry for its contribution to the club's work for children's charities in 1971. PA Wire.
Cilla Black during the launch of her dating show 'Blind Date', on the balcony of the Dorchester Hotel in London in 2001. Yui Mok/PA Wire.
Cilla Black, Sir Cliff Richard and Colin Firth in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day eleven of the Wimbledon Championships at the 2014 All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. John Walton/PA Wire.
Cilla Black and Christopher Biggins arriving at Claridges Hotel in London for the wedding of actress Joan Collins to Percy Gibson in 2002. Andy Butterton/PA Wire.

In a touching tribute to her, Sir Cliff said he was due to visit her at her house in Spain next week.

"Her passing away is a particular shock because despite the aches and pains we all suffer, she was always so upbeat," he wrote in The Sun.

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney paid tribute to her from Los Angeles, saying: "Such a shock to hear about Cilla's passing. She was a lovely girl who infected everyone with her great spirit.

"From first meeting her as a cloakroom girl at the Cavern in Liverpool, to seeing her many times since, she always had a fun-loving dignity that made her a great pleasure to be around.

"She had a fine distinctive voice and was always a bit of a laugh. It was a privilege to know and love her."

And former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr said: "I just heard the news Cilla Black has left us. She was a good friend, we will all miss her. Peace to Cilla, peace and love to the family, R&B."

EastEnders star and her good friend, Barbara Windsor, described her death as "awful".

She told the BBC: "I was only with her a couple of weeks ago. I've seen her twice in the last few weeks, a nd as always she looked immaculate. That was the thing about Cilla, she always looked spot-on. But I knew she wasn't very well, she didn't seem well."

Windsor added: "I liked her, we got on well. She was nothing like me in personality at all, but she was a good, good all-round performer."

Further reading

Tributes paid to TV legend Cilla

Farewell Cilla Black, there's a lorra lorra people who are going to miss you

Cilla Black: 'It's OK to pass away in your seventies'  

The night Cilla Black changed her tune just for me

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