An Inquest Into The Death Of British Tv Legend Cilla Black Was Dramatically Postponed At The Last Minute On Thursday (13aug14) After It Emerged Her Body Was Still En Route To The Location.
Picture: Cilla Black - 'Shooting Stars' book launch party at the London Film Museum - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 19th May 2015
The singer-turned-TV presenter passed away at her home in Spain earlier this month (Aug15) at the age of 72, and a hearing to officially determine how she died was due to take place in her native Liverpool, England.
However, an hour before the case was set to open, officials were informed Black's body was still in transit on its way to the city, so the inquest was postponed.
British law states that for an inquest to take place, the corpse must be in the same city as the court so it can be considered the 'property' of the coroner.
The hearing is now scheduled to take place on Friday (14Aug15).