Liverpool

Cilla Black leaves £15.2m UK fortune to sons

Cilla Black at Wimbledon in 2009 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Black, pictured in 2009, grew up in the Scotland Road area of Liverpool

Singer and TV star Cilla Black has left more than £15.2m of her UK estate to her sons, according to her will.

The Liverpool-born performer died of a stroke aged 72 after a fall at her Spanish villa last year.

The beneficiaries are listed as her children Robert, Ben and Jack Willis with a further £20,000 left to Penelope Walker, understood to have been her long-standing housekeeper.

Black's husband Bobby Willis died of cancer in 1999 and she never remarried.

Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White, she found fame in the 1960s before becoming a TV host.

The former Blind Date and Surprise! Surprise! presenter was sunbathing when she lost her balance, fell and hit her head, which knocked her unconscious on 1 August.

She was buried in Liverpool on 20 August following a service at St Mary's Church in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton.

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