Cilla Black passed away at her holiday home in Spain five years ago today, leaving her fans, family and friends devastated
Five years ago today Britain lost a true national treasure when musical icon and presenter Cilla Black passed away.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Liverpool when she was laid to rest and some of her most famous friends stood shoulder to shoulder with her fans.
Famous for her hits in the 1960s Anyone Who Had A Heart and You’re My World, Cilla then went on to forge a successful career as a TV presenter.
She fronted the hugely successful shows Blind Date, The Moment of Truth and Surprise, Surprise.
Cilla, who had been battling rheumatoid arthritis and was in considerable pain, died at her holiday home in Spain on August 1, 2015.