Cilla Black cause of death confirmed as a stroke
Cilla Black's cause of death has been confirmed as a stroke she suffered after falling and hitting her head
Cilla Black died after falling and hitting her head before suffering a stroke.
The beloved singer-turned-TV presenter passed away at her holiday home in Estepona, Spain on the weekend and her cause of death has now been confirmed.
A publicist for the 'Blind Date' host said: "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."
Cilla's body was reportedly discovered by her eldest son Robert, who is believed to have kicked her bedroom door down after she failed to rise from a nap.
Robert and his brothers Ben and Jack - whose father Bobby Willis died from cancer in 1999 - have released a statement, saying: "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 like to thank all those involved for their assistance with this matter. We respectfully request for our continued privacy to grieve."