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On Sunday afternoon, Spanish police confirmed that Cilla had died, at the age of 72, with those who had worked with or been inspired by the entertainment legend posting their own tributes on Twitter.
The incomparable Cilla Black
However, true to form, Katie had something to say about the host of celebrities paying their respects, accusing them of being insincere, or using her death for attention.
Using the hashtag “#RushToGush”, the 'Celebrity Big Brother' runner-up wrote: “If there are any celebrities who haven't yet tweeted their sadness over Cilla, please report to Sincerity Services immediately.”
Unsurprisingly, given the sad mood on the Twittersphere at the time, people were not impressed with Katie’s comments, with many accusing her of disrespecting Cilla’s memory, to which she replied: “I understand people love Cilla. But the race to proclaim this on Twitter is a curious thing.”
Katie made similar comments around the death of Peaches Geldof last year, when many Twitter users noticed that she hadn’t made any reference to her death on social media, despite the fact they had both appeared together in an infamous ‘This Morning’ debate about parenting.
Among the celebrities paying tribute to Cilla was her close friend Paul O’Grady, who compared her to being “like a sister”, admitting he was still struggling to believe the sad news.