Cilla Black’s ‘Very Best Of’ album re-enters UK charts after death

Star's cover of 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' also made it to Number 41 in the Singles Chart

Cilla Black’s greatest hits compilation has made it into the UK Top 20 following her death last weekend.

The singer and TV presenter died of a stroke after falling in her Spanish home on August 1. Following her passing, Beatles stars Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, plus Morrissey, all paid tribute to Black.

Now, the star’s ‘Very Best Of’ album has reached Number 14 in the UK Albums Chart, its highest ever chart position. Meanwhile, Black’s cover of ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ made it to Number 41 in the Singles Chart.

This week’s UK Number One Album is The Maccabees’ ‘Marks To Prove It, while One Direction are at Number One in the Singles Chart with ‘Drag Me Down’.

On hearing the news of Black’s death, Paul McCartney described it as “such a shock” on Twitter. He added: “She was a lovely girl who infected everyone with her great spirit.”

He added: “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.”

Starr wrote: “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.”