A tribute to the late star from her sons

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A Cilla Black statue was officially unveiled today in Liverpool as a tribute to the late star.

The bronze sculpture is placed outside the Cavern Club on Mathew Street which held special memories for the star.

Cilla worked as a cloakroom girl at the music venue in Liverpool, before performing there herself. Her life in Liverpool before she found fame was retold in ITV drama ‘Cilla’ starring actress Sheridan Smith.

The Cilla Black statue was commissioned by her three sons, Robert, Ben and Jack. The donated the bronze sculpture to the city of Liverpool in memory of their mum. They described the support from her fans following her death as ‘overwhelming’ and ‘comforting’. Her sons said that donating the statue was, “a small gesture of gratitude” to the people who had shown them so much love and support.

The ‘Blind Date’ host died on the 1st of August in 2015 whilst on holiday in Spain. She was laid to rest in her hometown next to her parents.

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