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Body of tragic Cilla Black flown back to Britain

By Catherine Wylie

Published 08/08/2015

Cilla Black's body has been flown back to Britain, her publicist confirmed.

The singing and TV star died of a stroke after falling and hitting her head at her Spanish villa last weekend.

She was sunbathing at her villa on the Costa del Sol, when she lost her balance, fell, and hit her head which knocked her unconscious.

A post-mortem examination revealed that she subsequently died of a stroke, a statement from her publicist said earlier this week. She would not have suffered, it added. No funeral details have yet been released.

Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White in Liverpool, she became one of the nation's favourite entertainers after transforming herself from a successful singer in the 1960s to the front woman on shows such as Blind Date and Surprise! Surprise!

She scored two number ones in 1964 - Anyone Who Had A Heart and You're My World - as well as enjoying many other hits, before going on to concentrate on TV.

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