Cilla Black funeral held in Liverpool
Friday, August 21, 2015
Stars from the world of showbusiness joined fans and mourners yesterday at the funeral of the popular entertainer. Her coffin was transported in a cortege in where she grew up, with hundreds of people paying their respects. Some were holding memorabilia related to Black's 50-year long career in entertainment, which included singing and presenting television programmes such as .
, auxiliary bishop of Liverpool, conducted the mass in St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Liverpool's area. This is the same church that Black got married in 1969 to , who died in 1999 after 30 years of marriage. were delivered by and together with poems read by two of Black's sons. Further tributes were paid by , who flew in specially for the funeral.
After the service, Black was to be interred in a private ceremony, next to the graves of her parents at the Allerton cemetery. She died early this month, aged 72, after she fell at her home in Spain and suffered a stroke.
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