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Beatles Protégé Cilla Black Dies At 72


Cilla Black, an early protégé of the Beatles whose real name was Priscilla Marie Veronica White, was found dead at her home in Marbella, Spain. She was 72 years old.

"I can confirm the death of British national Priscilla White, aged 72," police told The Mirror. "We are still awaiting autopsy results but everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes."

Black was signed by longtime Beatles producer George Martin after the two were introduced by John Lennon. For her career, Black had 11 Top 10 hits on the U.K. charts through 1971, highlighted by "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "You're My World," both released in 1964. She also recorded her own versions of "Yesterday," "For No One," "Across the Universe," "The Long and Winding Road" and other Beatles originals.

She later found fame as a television personality.

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