It has just been confirmed by the judge and coroner in Spain the autopsy was conclusive – Cilla Black died of natural causes.
Cilla was sunbathing on her private terrace at her villa in Estepona, got up, lost her balance and fell hitting her head, which knocked her unconscious, and she subsequently died of a stroke. She would not have suffered.
The family have now been given permission to return her body home as soon as possible for her funeral. Details of which have not been released at this time.
Robert, Ben & Jack, Cilla’s three sons, said today:
“We are devastated by the sad loss of our mother, but have been deeply touched by all the kind messages of support from her friends, fans, the public and media. We would like to thank everyone, especially the people of Liverpool. The tributes and condolences have really helped us through these difficult times. The Spanish authorities have now told us we are able to bring Mum home, which we hope to do as quickly as possible. We would also like to thank all those involved for their assistance with this matter. We respectfully request for our continued privacy to grieve.”