The singer and presenter whose career spanned more than 50 years, who fronted TV programmes Blind Date and Surprise Surprise, has died at the age of 72. A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday 2 August that Cilla had died at her Spanish home in Estepona on the Costa del Sol.
She said: "I can confirm the death of British national Priscilla White, aged 72. We are still awaiting autopsy results but everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes."
Police sources said they thought the death had occurred overnight and they believed the entertainer, who suffered from hearing problems and arthritis, had flown to Spain a few days ago with one of her three sons.