Cliff Richard and Cilla Black
Cilla Black, photographed here with friend Cliff Richard at the Wimbledon tennis championship, has died age 72Getty

Celebrities have been reacting to the news 60s icon turned household TV presenter Cilla Black has died at her villa in Marbella.

The 72-year-old reportedly died of natural causes overnight but is yet to undergo an autopsy.

Cilla, who was born Priscilla Maria Veronica White in Liverpool in May 1943, rose to become one of Britain's most popular singers and scored eleven Top Ten hits between 1964 and 1971.

She earned a legion of fans and transformed her career when she became a successful TV presenter of hit shows "Surprise, Surprise" and "Blind Date" during the 1980s and 1990s.

Celebrities including Joan Collins and Piers Morgan have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the star: