Peter Fincham, Director of Television at ITV, described Cilla Black as "one of Britain's best loved entertainers".
We all grew up with Cilla Black, she was one of Britain's best loved entertainers, a hugely talented singer and, among many other things, presenter of ITV's massive hit shows Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.
Our deepest sympathies go to her family and friends.
Sir Tom Jones paid tribute to his friend Cilla Black saying her 'common touch' kept her in the hearts of the British public.
Throughout her career the much-loved entertainer from 'Scottie Road' never lost touch with her roots.
Fans and mourners line the streets to pay their respects to much loved entertainer.