Tamil Diplomat

Cilla Black, singer and TV star, dies in Spain aged 72

The 1960s singing star became a popular TV celebrity on such shows as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.Spanish police said a woman named Priscilla White – Black’s real name – had died in Estepona on the Costa del Sol, where the star had a home.

The death appeared to be due to natural causes, but this had not yet been confirmed by tests, police said.”It is with deep sorrow that I confirm… the passing of singer and TV personality Cilla Black,” said her agent, Nick Fiveash.

“Details of her death will be announced following the coroner’s report. Her family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.”Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to the entertainer, remembering her as “a huge talent who made a significant contribution to public life”.