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Post mortem into Cilla indecisive as tributes continue

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Published 04/08/2015

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, according to reports.

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

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

She 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.

Before the post mortem, 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 Cilla (72), led by close friends like Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Paul McCartney and Christopher Biggins.

Cilla 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 was the first woman with her own prime-time chat show on BBC1.

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

In a touching tribute, 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 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, and 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."

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