Her sons Robert, Ben and Jack Willis released a statement at the time, which read: “We are devastated by the sad loss of our mother, but have been deeply touched by all the kind messages of support from her friends, fans, the public and media.
“We would like to thank everyone, especially the people of Liverpool. The tributes and condolences have really helped us through these difficult times.
“The Spanish authorities have now told us we are able to bring Mum home, which we hope to do as quickly as possible.
“We would also like to thank all those involved for their assistance with this matter. We respectfully request for our continued privacy to grieve.”
Cilla’s funeral was held on August 20, 2015, in her hometown of Liverpool with a ceremony held at St Mary’s RC Church.
Friends, families and well-wishers came out to pay their respects to the much-loved star.
Cilla: The Lost Tapes will air on ITV tonight at 9pm