Cilla Black’s body flown back to UK ahead of funeral

Funeral plans expected to be announced shortly

Cilla Black’s body has been flown back to the UK, her agent has confirmed.

Black died of a stroke after falling in her Spanish home last weekend. Her body is now back in Britain ahead of her funeral. Details about the funeral are expected shortly.

The singer and TV presenter was sunbathing on the balcony at her villa in Estepona, Spain when she fell and hit her head. She was knocked unconscious by the fall and subsequently died of a stroke.


It was previously reported that a fall may have contributed to Black’s death with natural causes originally cited as the reason behind her passing.

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Meanwhile, Black’s cover of ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ returned to the Official UK Single Chart following her death. The song charted at Number 51 in the Official UK Singles Chart.

Prior to hosting hit TV dating show Blind Date, Liverpool-born Black made her name as a singer in the 1960s after being championed by The Beatles. She went on to achieve 11 Top 10 hits, including 1964 Number One singles ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ and ‘You’re My World’.

Black first released ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ in 1964, where it spent three weeks at Number One and went on to become the biggest-selling single by a female of the 1960s.