Cilla actress Sheridan Smith pays tribute to “true legend” Cilla Black

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From ITV Studios''Cilla:Sheridan Smith as Cilla

Sheridan Smith who played the part of Cilla Black in a TV series charting her rise to fame has paid tribute to the iconic star.

Sheridan who started acting at Doncaster’s Little Theatre posted on Twitter: “I’m absolutely devastated top hear the tragic news about Cilla. She was the most remarkable woman, a true legend.

“She was so kind and helpful to me, it was a privilege to play her. My condolences go out to her family and all who loved her. She will be truly missed. X.”

A police spokesman confirmed Cilla, 72, died at her home in Spain.