Sad news came through the wire today folks as we were told that Showbiz legend, Cilla Black, had passed away in the early hours at her Spanish holiday home.
Cilla Black (Priscilla Maria Veronica White), known by her stage name Cilla Black , was an English singer, actress, entertainer and media personality. Championed by The Beatles, she began her career as a singer in 1963, and her singles “Anyone Who Had a Heart” (1964) and “You’re My World” (1964) both reached number one. Black had eleven Top Ten hits on the British charts between 1964 and 1971. In May 2010 new research published by BBC Radio 2 showed that her version of “Anyone Who Had a Heart” was the UK’s biggest selling single by a female artist in the 1960s.
Along with a successful recording career in the 1960s and early 1970s, Black hosted her own eponymous variety show, Cilla, for the BBC between 1968 and 1976. After a brief time as a comedy actress in the mid-1970s, she became a prominent television presenter in the 1980s and 1990s, hosting hit entertainment shows such as Blind Date (1985–2003) and Surprise Surprise (1984–2001).
In 2013, Black celebrated her 50 years in show business. British television network ITV honoured this milestone with a one-off Entertainment special which aired on 16 October 2013. The show, called The One & Only Cilla Black, featured Black herself and was hosted by Paul O’Grady.
The stars took to Twitter to give their condolences to Cilla Black
— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) August 2, 2015
This photo is even more special to me now… pic.twitter.com/nmUcArmJjO
— Holly Willoughby (@hollywills) August 2, 2015
Loved interviewing Cilla for Life Stories. Great life, great talent, great star. Now reunited with her Bobby. pic.twitter.com/cZSGhtj4CY
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 2, 2015
Can hardly believe the sad news that Cilla Black has passed away. Lovely lady R.I. P.
— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) August 2, 2015
RIP Cilla Black, you did it all! I remember kissing the TV screen as a small boy when you were on! My thoughts are with your family! :(
— Martin Kemp (@realmartinkemp) August 2, 2015
I've just heard the incredibly sad news that the legendary Cilla has died. So sad. A truly wonderful lady and an entertainment icon ?
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) August 2, 2015
So from everyone here at Blazing Minds we say RIP Cilla Black, your time here has brought so many smiles to faces young and old and your life and career will be remembered with love and affection.
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