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Inquest delivers verdict on death of Cilla Black

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Cilla Black died accidentally from a traumatic head injury after a fall at her home in Spain, Coroner Andre Rebello ruled at her inquest in Liverpool today.

Cilla Black died accidentally from a traumatic head injury after a fall at her home in Spain, Coroner Andre Rebello ruled at her inquest in Liverpool today.

Andre Rebello recorded the official verdict of accidental death at a brief hearing at Liverpool Coroner's Court, calling her a "daughter of Liverpool".

Black's three sons, Ben, Robert and Jack, sat in court for the 15-minute hearing.

Mr Rebello, City of Liverpool coroner, confirmed details of the showbiz star's death at her villa in Spain, on August 1.

He referred to Black using her real name, Priscilla Maria Veronica Willis and in conclusion said the medical cause of death was a traumatic head injury caused by the fall.

Addressing her sons, he added: "She was your mum and her death is a private personal matter and we have all got one mum.

"It is right that you grieve and remember her."

Mr Rebello continued: "Far more important is that you celebrate her life, but your mum was far more than just your mum.

"She was a daughter of Liverpool and she was a celebrity and loved by all in Liverpool and that will be part of her abiding memory and memorial.

"But you will have personal, private memories of her as mum.

"It is those memories of the ordinary things she did, normal family events, the love shared and the love given, that must be her abiding memory, not just for this generation, but for each born in the future."