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Funeral of Cilla Black OBE

The funeral of singer and TV star Cilla Black took place today in a televised service at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Woolton in Cilla’s home city of Liverpool.

10,000 mourners turned out to line the route of the funeral cortege to say ‘ta-ra’ to the Queen of Entertainment in Liverpool as Cilla’s sons Robert and Ben alongside stars Paul O’Grady, Jimmy Tarbuck and Sir Cliff Richard led moving church tributes.

Cilla’s body was then laid to rest, at a private ceremony, in Allerton Cemetery alongside her parents. Her beloved husband, Bobby Willis, was cremated in 1999 and his remains were scattered at her various homes here in the UK and abroad.

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